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 for Tubulous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tubulose \Tu"bu*lose`\, Tubulous \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.
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     2. Containing, or consisting of, small tubes; specifically
        (Bot.), composed wholly of tubulous florets; as, a
        tubulous compound flower.
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     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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