tubelike
adjective see tube

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tubelike — adjective Resembling a tube, especially in shape …   Wiktionary

  • tubelike — adj. tubular, like a tube, like a hollow channel used to convey fluids …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tubelike — adjective constituting a tube; having hollow tubes (as for the passage of fluids) • Syn: ↑tubular, ↑cannular, ↑tube shaped, ↑vasiform • Similar to: ↑hollow • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • shipworm — /ship werrm /, n. any of various wormlike marine bivalve mollusks that burrow into the timbers of ships, wharves, etc. [1770 80; SHIP + WORM] * * * or pileworm Any of approximately 65 species (family Teredidae) of common marine bivalves that can… …   Universalium

  • thrips — /thrips/, n., pl. thrips. any of several minute insects of the order Thysanoptera, that have long, narrow wings fringed with hairs and that infest and feed on a wide variety of weeds and crop plants. [1650 60; < NL < Gk thríps (sing.) woodworm] * …   Universalium

  • aphid — aphidian /euh fid ee euhn/, adj., n. aphidious, adj. /ay fid, af id/, n. any of numerous tiny soft bodied insects of the family Aphididae of worldwide distribution, that suck the sap from the stems and leaves of various plants, some developing… …   Universalium

  • crustacean — /kru stay sheuhn/, n. 1. any chiefly aquatic arthropod of the class Crustacea, typically having the body covered with a hard shell or crust, including the lobsters, shrimps, crabs, barnacles, and wood lice. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the… …   Universalium

  • fistulous — /fis choo leuhs/, adj. 1. Pathol. pertaining to or resembling a fistula. 2. tubelike; tubular. 3. containing tubes or tubelike parts. Also, fistular, fistulate /fis choo lit/. [1570 80; < L fistulosus. See FISTULA, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • tube-nosed — /toohb nohzed , tyoohb /, adj. 1. having a long, tubelike beak or snout. 2. (of a petrel or similar bird) having extended tubelike nostrils. * * * …   Universalium

  • fistulous — fis•tu•lous [[t]ˈfɪs tʃʊ ləs[/t]] also fis′tu•lar, fis•tu•late [[t] lɪt[/t]] adj. 1) pat pertaining to or resembling a fistula 2) tubelike; tubular 3) containing tubes or tubelike parts • Etymology: 1570–80; < L fistulōsus. See fistula, ous …   From formal English to slang

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