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tubule

Line breaks: tu¦bule
Pronunciation: /ˈtjuːbjuːl
 
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Definition of tubule in English:

noun

A minute tube, especially as an anatomical structure: kidney tubules
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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