Tubule

tubule

1. A small pipe or fistular body; a little tube.

2. (Science: anatomy) A minute tube lined with glandular epithelium; as, the uriniferous tubules of the kidney.

Origin: F. Tubule, or L. Tubulus, dim. Of tubus a tube, a pipe. A small tube.Pertaining to a small tube-like structure.


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