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.

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.

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