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tu·bule

 (to͞o′byo͞ol, tyo͞o′-)
n.
A very small tube or tubular structure.

[Latin tubulus, diminutive of tubus, tube.]
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tubule

(ˈtjuːbjuːl)
n
(Anatomy) any small tubular structure, esp one in an animal, as in the kidney, testis, etc
[C17: from Latin tubulus a little tube]
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tu•bule

(ˈtu byul, ˈtyu-)

n.
1. a small tube; a minute tubular structure.
[1670–80; < Latin tubulus=tub(us) pipe + -ulus -ule]
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tubule

A tiny tube, as in the collecting tubules and convoluted tubules of the kidney.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tubule - a small tubetubule - a small tube        
tube-shaped structure, tube - (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
microtubule - a microscopically small tubule
nephron, uriniferous tubule - any of the small tubules that are the excretory units of the vertebrate kidney
uveoscleral pathway - a tubule that drains excess aqueous humor
seminiferous tubule - any of the numerous long convoluted tubules in the testis which are the sites where spermatozoa mature
vasa efferentia - the several highly convoluted tubules that lead from the rete testis to the vas deferens and form the head of the epididymis
trachea - one of the tubules forming the respiratory system of most insects and many arachnids
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Translations
Tubulus

tu·bule

n. túbulo, conducto o canal pequeño;
collecting ______ colector;
renal ______ renal;
seminiferous ___conduto seminífero.
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tubule

n túbulo
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Each nephron consists of a ball formed of small blood capillaries, called a glomerulus, and a small tube called a renal tubule. Urea, together with water and other waste substances, forms the urine as it passes through the nephrons and down the renal tubules of the kidney.
They rely on osmosis to shift sodium and water between body compartments intracellular, extracellular, the plasma and renal tubules.
The urinary space of the malpighian corpuscle continued with the lumen of the proximal tubule. The proximal convoluted tubules were lined with simple cuboidal epithelial cells with acidophilic cytoplasm and exhibit brush margins at their apices.
[16] In dentin hypersensitivity, the openings of dentinal tubules are patent thus promoting hydrodynamic changes to elicit a painful response.
Dentine Hypersensitivity [DH] is a common occurrence and under extreme conditions when dentine tubules is exposed to the oral cavity patients will experience a short, sharp pain.
Neurexophilin has been proved to be a differentially expressed gene in chicken sperm storage tubules. In this work, Immunocytochemistry, immunofluorescence and Western-blot were performed to detect the expression of neurexophilin 1 in epithelial cells of chicken utero-vaginal junction, chicken embryo fibroblasts (DF-1 cells) and Hela cells.
Mean while the students of the school presented Tubules as well asthe painting competition to bring awareness about plants and trees for our lives.
McComb and Smith were the first one to find out the existence of smear layer as a part of routine instrumentation.2 They proposed that the smear layer is not merely dentin but a mixture of organic pulpal material, inorganic dentinal debri, odontoblastic processes, and bacteria(2).This layer is a physical barrier to the penetration of endodontic irrigants into the dentinal tubules consequently decreasing their efficacy.2,3,4 This layer is composed of two parts i.e.
Objective: To investigate the effects of anabolic androgenic steroid on histomorphology of the proximal and distal renal tubules in mice kidney and amelioration of these effects with Punica granatum (Pomegranate).
Differentiated tubules were transferred into a multi-well plate and fixed at 4[degrees]C for 90 min in 1.9% formaldehyde, 3.75% glutardialdehyde, 0.045% picric acid, 0.045% Ca[Cl.sub.2] in 0.1 M HEPES.
The new structures contained most of the constituent parts present in human nephrons including proximal tubules, distal tubules, Bowman's capsule and Loop of Henle.