Tu"bu*li*pore"(?), n. (Zol.) Any one of numerous species of Bryozoa belonging to Tubulipora and allied genera, having tubular calcareous calicles.
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.
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