Definition of tubule in English:


Line breaks: tu¦bule
Pronunciation: /ˈtjuːbjuːl


  • A minute tube, especially as an anatomical structure: kidney tubules
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    • The passage of sperm from the seminiferous tubules of the testis to the vas deferens takes about 12 days.
    • If the spermatozoa showed no motility, a new tubule closer to the testis was selected, and the process was repeated.
    • The tubules showed moderate-to-severe atrophy with scattered dilated tubules.


late 17th century: from Latin tubulus, diminutive of tubus 'tube'.

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