A tubule is:

  • a small tube or fistular structure
  • a minute tube lined with glandular epithelium[1]
  • any hollow cylindrical body structure
  • a minute canal found in various structures or organs of the body[2]
  • a slender elongated anatomical channel[3]
  • Definition: A minute tube, especially as an anatomical structure.

Examples of tubules


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  5. "Cuvierian tubules". Oceanography Dictionary. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
  6. "Malpighian tubule". Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
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