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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.
B: As the filtrate travels along the proximal convoluted tubule, sodium is reabsorbed by the cells lining the tubule walls via carbonic anhydrase--an enzyme that produces hydrogen ions which are then exchanged for sodium.
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.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of three current desensitizing agents Pro-Argin (Colgate Sensitive Pro-relief), NaF with tricalcium phosphate (Clinpro), Nanohydroxyapatite (Aclaim), on dentinal tubule occlusion using Scanning Electron Microscope.
Strontium effects on root dentin tubule occlusion and nanomechanical properties.
The external diameter of tubules was measured from the basement membrane of cells on one side of the tubule to the basement membrane of cells on the opposite side of the rounded tubules.
The renal proximal tubule epithelial cells (RPTECs) are primarily responsible for renal solute reabsorption and metabolism end-product excretion.
Encoded in the GNAS gene locus, Gsa production in PPR-producing renal proximal tubule cells is dependent on the maternal allele, owing to silencing of the paternal allele via mechanisms not yet fully understood.
Makhija et al., "Reduced insulin receptor expression enhances proximal tubule gluconeogenesis," Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, vol.
In healthy, nondiabetic individuals, virtually all of the glucose filtered from the plasma by the kidneys is reabsorbed in the proximal tubule, with little to no glucose appearing in the urine.
Previous studies have shown that the germinative epithelium is significantly reduced and that seminiferous tubule diameter increases with age in sufferers of prune belly syndrome [5-8].