Definition of Tubular

1. Adjective. Constituting a tube; having hollow tubes (as for the passage of fluids).

Exact synonyms: Cannular, Tube-shaped, Tubelike, Vasiform
Similar to: Hollow
Derivative terms: Cannula, Tube



Definition of Tubular

1. a. Having the form of a tube, or pipe; consisting of a pipe; fistular; as, a tubular snout; a tubular calyx. Also, containing, or provided with, tubes.

Definition of Tubular

1. Adjective. Shaped like a tube. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to a tube. ¹

3. Adjective. Consisting of tubes. ¹

4. Adjective. (slang dated) Cool, awesome. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tubular

1. shaped like a tube [adj]

Medical Definition of Tubular

1. Shaped like a tube, of or pertaining to a tubule. Origin: L. Tubularis This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tubular

tuboreticular structure
tubotorsion
tubotympanic
tubotympanic canal
tubotympanic recess
tubouterine
tubouterine pregnancy
tubovaginal
tubs
tubs of lard
tubside
tubthump
tubthumped
tubthumping
tubthumps
tubular (current term)
tubular adenoma
tubular aneurysm
tubular assault
tubular bells
tubular carcinoma
tubular cavity
tubular cyst
tubular excretory mass
tubular forceps
tubular gland
tubular glands of the skin
tubular maximum
tubular respiration
tubular small bowel

Literary usage of Tubular

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1. Steam Power Plant Engineering by George Frederick Gebhardt (1917)
"ire tube; through tube and return tubular; horizontal and vertical. The internally fired type includes the vertical tubular, locomotive, Scotch-marine, ..."

2. Steam Power Plant Engineering by George Frederick Gebhardt (1913)
"The internally fired type includes the vertical tubular, locomotive, ... The externally fired includes the plain cylinder, the through tubular, ..."

3. Steam Power Plant Engineering by George Frederick Gebhardt (1910)
"The internally fired type includes the vertical tubular, locomotive, ... The externally fired includes the plain cylinder, the through tubular, ..."

4. Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities by Shearjashub Spooner (1865)
"THE BRITANNIA tubular RAILWAY BRIDGE. Had this stupendous fabric existed in ancient ... The Britannia tubular Bridge was built to conduct the Chester and ..."

5. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1837)
"1), as in the dandelion; if the florets of the disk were tubular, and of the circumference only ligulate, it was referable to ..."

6. Text-book of normal histology: including an account of the development of by George Arthur Piersol (1899)
"Glands are of two chief varieties, tubular and saccular, each of these ... simple tubular; B, compound tubular; C, modified (coiled) tubular; D, ..."

7. Vegetable Teratology: An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual by Maxwell Tylden Masters (1869)
"Transition from flat sepal to tubular petal. colour proper to the petals in that ... I have seen a petal of Clarkia similarly tubular, while some of the ..."

8. Proceedings by Natural Gas Association of America, Modern Language Association of America (1917)
"The accompanying sketch and photo of the installation of a horizontal tubular boiler placed in an upright position and used in an emergency by us as a ..."

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