(||Tu`bu*la"ri*a) n. [NL.] (Zoöl.) A genus of hydroids having large, naked, flowerlike hydranths
at the summits of long, slender, usually simple, stems. The gonophores are small, and form clusters at
the bases of the outer tentacles.
(||Tu`bu*la"ri*æ) n. pl. [NL.] See Tubularida.
(Tu`bu*la"ri*an) n. (Zool.) Any hydroid belonging to the suborder Tubularida.
These hydroids usually form tufts of delicate tubes, and both gonophores and hydranths are naked. The
gonophores of many of the species become free jellyfishes; those of other species remain permanently
attached as medusoid buds or sporosacs. See Illust. under Gonosome, and Cymnoblastea.
(Tu`bu*la"ri*an), a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the tubularians.
(||Tu"bu*lar`i*da) n. pl. [NL.] (Zoöl.) An extensive division of Hydroidea; the tubularians;
called also Athecata, Gymnoblastea, and Tubulariæ.
(Tu"bu*late) a. [L. tubulatus. See Tubular.] Tubular; tubulated; tubulous.
Tubulated bottle or retort (Chem.), a bottle or retort having a stoppered opening for the introduction
or removal of materials.
(Tu"bu*la`ted) a. Made in the form of a small tube; provided with a tube, or elongated opening.