Definition of tubule in English:

tubule

Pronunciation /ˈt(y)o͞obyo͞ol/ /ˈt(j)ubjul/

See synonyms for tubule

noun

  • A minute tube, especially as an anatomical structure.

    ‘kidney tubules’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There were bile casts present in the lumen of the proximal tubules of both kidneys.’
    • ‘When the expelled tubules elongate, the inner epithelium is disrupted and the contents of the epithelial cell spherules are released.’

Origin

Late 17th century from Latin tubulus, diminutive of tubus ‘tube’.