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tubule

any small tubular structure, esp one in an animal, as in the kidney, testis, etc.
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tubule

[′tü‚byül]
(anatomy)
A slender, elongated microscopic tube in an anatomical structure.
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Figure 1(a) that represents the control subgroup was the one observed with a greater number of open dental tubules, followed by subgroup 3; subgroup 2 was the one observed with more obliterated tubules.
"The reason we hope to insert the antibacterial agents into primers and adhesives is that these are the first pieces that cover the internal cavity and flow into tiny dental tubules inside the tooth," reports the research team.
In 1987, Haapasalo and Orstavik proposed a new technique to test the infection and disinfection of dental tubules.33 Their aim was to develop an in vitro method to test different types of root canal materials by means of infected tubules under controlled conditions.