Definition of Tubulous

1. Adjective. Shaped like a tube; tubular ¹

2. Adjective. Constructed of, or containing tubular parts ¹

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Definition of Tubulous

1. tubular [adj] - See also: tubular

Medical Definition of Tubulous

1. 1. Resembling, or in the form of, a tube; longitudinally hollow; specifically, having a hollow cylindrical corolla, often expanded or toothed at the border; as, a tubulose flower. 2. Containing, or consisting of, small tubes; specifically, composed wholly of tubulous florets; as, a tubulous compound flower. Tubulous boiler, a steam boiler composed chiefly of tubes containing water and surrounded by flame and hot gases; sometimes distinguished from tubular boiler. Origin: Cf. F. Tubuleux. See Tubule. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tubulous

tubuloacinar gland
tubuloalveolar gland
tubulointerstitial nephritis
tubulous (current term)
tubulus contortus
tubulus rectus
tubulus renalis contortus
tubulus renalis rectus
tubulus seminifer rectus
tubus digestorius
tubus medullaris
tubus vertebralis

Literary usage of Tubulous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Naval Boilers: A Text-book for the Instruction of Midshipmen at the U. S by Frederick Charles Bieg (1903)
"We now come to the various types of tubulous boilers, which, owing to certain ... A revival of the use of tubulous boilers resulted, followed by a rapid ..."

2. Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S.: Secretary to the by Samuel Pepys, Richard Griffin Braybrooke (1855)
"An account of these tubulous spectacles is given in The Philosophical Tram- actions, vol. iii., pp. 727—731. See Diary, 12th and 23d of Aug., pott. ..."

3. A Manual of Marine Engineering: : Comprising the Designing, Construction and by Albert Edward Seaton (1890)
"tubulous Boilers.—Such boilers are composed wholly, or nearly wholly, of small tubes, and have been introduced with the object of using steam ..."

4. Water-tube Boilers: Based on a Short Course of Lectures Delivered at by Leslie Stephen Robertson (1901)
"An historical description of the better-known types of tubulous boilers, from the early attempts to the present day. No attempt will be made to deal with ..."

5. Civil and Mechanical Engineering: Popularly and Socially Considered by John Wilton Cuninghame Haldane (1890)
"Important Improvements—Chemistry the Destroyer—Boiler Room difficulties—Tubular and tubulous Boilers—Strange disaster to a new Boiler—Simple Apparatus for ..."

6. The Steam Engine by George Charles Vincent Holmes (1897)
"... an over-supply of air to fuel—The various types of boilers— Cylindrical boiler with external firing — Cornish boiler-—tubulous boilers—Lancashire ..."

7. Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys, Richard Griffin Braybrooke, John Smith (1867)
"2 An account of these tubulous spectacles is given in The Philosophical Transactions, vol. iii., pp. 727—731. See Diary, 12th and 23d of Aug., post. ..."

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