Meaning of Tube

What is Tubo:

A tube is a hollow object of cylindrical shape open, generally, at both ends, that is used in different applications.

The tubes are made of various materials depending on their function, there are tubes made of glass, aluminum, copper, steel, among others.

The union of several tubes is called a pipe and through these various liquid or aqueous substances can be transferred. For example, drinking water or household sewage runs through the pipes.

There are also other types of pipes that are used for the development of more specific activities and transport substances such as gas (gas pipeline) or oil (oil pipeline).

On the other hand, the term tube is used in water sports to refer to the water tube through which surfers perform various maneuvers. These tubes are formed when the waves impact with the break of the sea and a hole is formed that the surfers later cross.

Tube types

There are different types of tubes depending on the function for which they have been designed or manufactured. For this reason, it is important to differentiate them and recognize their application and usefulness.

Test tube

Test tubes are used in the field of science and scientific research. These tubes are made of glass, are open at one end of the cylinder and are used in laboratories to store and perform different types of analysis.

The test tubes have different measures: they can reach twenty centimeters in their length and two centimeters in diameter in their width. When using the large test tubes, they are stored in a rack.

In turn, there are also test tubes that are made of resistant materials to withstand different temperatures without damaging the container or the substance it contains.

See also the meaning of Test tube.

Venturi tube

The Venturi tube is a tube specially designed to measure the speed of a fluid through the Venturi effect, which consists of measuring how a fluid in motion within a closed tube reduces its pressure and in turn increases the speed when passing through an area narrow.

The Venturi tube is made up of two conical sections joined by a thin tube through which the fluid passes at a higher speed.

Conduit tube

The conduit tube is a tube that has gone through a galvanizing process whose wall can be thick or thin depending on the use and the place where it is placed. If the tube is thin-walled, then it can be attached with screws, and if it is thick-walled, it is screwed together.

The conduit tubes are used to protect inside wiring and electrical, telephone, security systems or alarms, as well as communication and Internet service wiring.

Pitot tube

It is a tube specially designed to measure the speed, at a specific moment, of the wind flow current in aerial devices and to determine the speed of air and gases in industrial activities.

Other types of tubes

There are other types of tubes that serve different functions beyond the realm of science. These tubes are part of the human body and are of vital importance for the development of the lives of individuals.

Neural tube

The neural tube is a cylindrical structure capable of originating the central nervous system in the embryo, that is, of the baby during pregnancy.

When the development of the neural tube is negatively affected, the embryos suffer alterations in the brain and spinal cord and, consequently, the baby is born with spina bifida, hydrocephalus or anencephaly.

Digestive tube

The digestive tract is the conduit through which all the food consumed by people passes. Nutrients from food are digested and absorbed through the digestive tract.

It is characterized by having internal walls covered by a smooth muscle capable of advancing food along the entire length of the tube, which extends from the mouth to the anus.

Tube or had

A tube in a hollow, cylindrical object, usually open at both ends, used to contain or transport liquid substances. On the other hand, had refers to the verb "to have" conjugated in the third person of the past perfect.

Tube and had are homophone words, that is, they sound the same but their spellings and meanings are different.

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