Tubulous
Tubulose Tu"bu*lose`, Tubulous 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Containing, or consisting of, small tubes; specifically (Bot.), composed wholly of tubulous florets; as, a tubulous compound flower. [1913 Webster]

{Tubulous boiler}, a steam boiler composed chiefly of tubes containing water and surrounded by flame and hot gases; -- sometimes distinguished from tubular boiler. [1913 Webster]


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  • tubulous — [to͞o′byə ləs, tyo͞o′byə ləs] adj. [ TUBUL(E) + OUS] 1. TUBULAR (senses 1 & 2) 2. having small, tubelike flowers …   English World dictionary

  • tubulous — tubulously, adv. /tooh byeuh leuhs, tyooh /, adj. 1. containing or consisting of tubes. 2. having the form of a tube; tubular. 3. Bot. having tubular flowers. [1655 65; < NL tubulosus. See TUBULE, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • tubulous — adjective a) Shaped like a tube; tubular b) Constructed of, or containing tubular parts …   Wiktionary

  • tubulous — tu·bu·lous (tooґbu ləs) containing tubules …   Medical dictionary

  • tubulous — tu·bu·lous …   English syllables

  • tubulous — tu•bu•lous [[t]ˈtu byə ləs, ˈtyu [/t]] adj. 1) bio containing or consisting of tubes 2) bio having the form of a tube; tubular 3) bot having tubular flowers • Etymology: 1655–65; < NL tubulōsus. See tubule, ous …   From formal English to slang

  • tubulous — /ˈtjubjələs/ (say tyoohbyuhluhs) adjective 1. containing or composed of tubes. 2. having the form of a tube; tubular. {New Latin tubulōsus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tubulous — adj. = TUBULAR …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tubulous boiler — Tubulose Tu bu*lose , Tubulous 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tubulous boiler — Boiler Boil er, n. 1. One who boils. [1913 Webster] 2. A vessel in which any thing is boiled. [1913 Webster] Note: The word boiler is a generic term covering a great variety of kettles, saucepans, clothes boilers, evaporators, coppers, retorts,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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