One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having the shape of a tube; tube-shaped.
tube-shaped, pipe-likeView synonyms
- ‘It has subsequently been interpreted as a tubiform green alga and as a cyanobacterium, and Ordovician specimens that are evidently Halysis have been referred to the filamentous green alga Oedogonium Link, 1820.’
- ‘Processes generally hollow, tubiform to tapering, sometimes with striae and annular thickenings along their length; they are distally open or closed and furcated.’
- ‘Lipina grouped these specimens, that show sheets of cells, together with others that are clearly tubiform, but we do not see convincing evidence that these specimens are taxonomically related.’
- ‘Halysis is distinguished from the Microproblematicum Flabellia by not being tubiform.’
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