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tube-shaped structure


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tube-shaped structure (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
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In literature:

These are paired structures which appear as two U-shaped tubes lying side by side.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg

In science:

The basic shapes of these complex structures were named after well known types of cheese and pasta: droplets = meat balls (bubbles = Swiss cheese), rods = spaghetti (tubes = penne) and slabs = lasagna, for three, two and one dimensions respectively.
The pasta phase and its consequences on neutrino opacities