Tubulation to Tumble-down
(Tu`bu*la"tion) n. (Chem.) The act of shaping or making a tube, or of providing with a tube; also,
a tube or tubulure; as, the tubulation of a retort.
(Tu"bu*la`ture) n. (Chem.) A tubulure.
(Tu"bule) n. [F. tubule, or L. tubulus, dim. of tubus a tube, a pipe.]
1. A small pipe or fistular body; a little tube.
2. (Anat.) A minute tube lined with glandular epithelium; as, the uriniferous tubules of the kidney.
(Tu`bu*li*bran"chi*an) n. (Zool.) One of the Tubulibranchiata.
(||Tu`bu*li*bran`chi*a"ta) n. pl. [NL., from L. tubulus a little tube + branchia a gill.]
(Zoöl.) A group of gastropod mollusks having a tubular shell. Vermetus is an example.
(Tu"bu*li*cole`) n. [L. tubulus little tube + colere to inhabit.] (Zoöl.) Any hydroid which has
tubular chitinous stems.
(Tu`bu*li*den"tate) a. [Tubule + dentate.] (Zoöl.) Having teeth traversed by canals;
said of certain edentates.
(Tu"bu*li*form`) a. [Cf. F. tubuliforme.] Having the form of a small tube.
(Tu"bu*li*pore") n. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of Bryozoa belonging to Tubulipora
and allied genera, having tubular calcareous calicles.
(Tu"bu*lose` Tu"bu*lous) a. [Cf. F. tubuleux. See Tubule.]
1. Resembling, or in the form of, a tube; longitudinally hollow; specifically (Bot.), having a hollow cylindrical
corolla, often expanded or toothed at the border; as, a tubulose flower.
2. Containing, or consisting of, small tubes; specifically (Bot.), 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.
(Tu"bu*lure) n. [Cf. F. tubulure.] (Chem.) A short tubular opening at the top of a retort, or at
the top or side of a bottle; a tubulation.
(Tu*can") n. (Zoöl.) The Mexican pocket gopher It resembles the common pocket gopher of the
Western United States, but is larger. Called also tugan, and tuza.
(Tu"cet) n. See Tucket, a steak. [Obs.]
(Tuch) n. [See Touchstone.] A dark-colored kind of marble; touchstone. [Obs.] Sir J. Harrington.
(Tuck) n. [F. estoc; cf. It. stocco; both of German origin, and akin to E. stock. See Stock.] A
long, narrow sword; a rapier. [Obs.] Shak.
He wore large hose, and a tuck, as it was then called, or rapier, of tremendous length.Sir W. Scot.
(Tuck), n. [Cf. Tocsin.] The beat of a drum. Scot.