AskDefine | Define tubule

Dictionary Definition

tubule n : a small tube

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Noun

  1. A small pipe or fistular body; a little tube.

Extensive Definition

A tubule is a very small tube or fistular structure.
A system of surface-connected membranes in muscle that enables a nerve impulse to travel to the interior of the muscle fibre.
In anatomy, a tubule is a minute tube lined with glandular epithelium.
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1