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capillarity

noun cap·il·lar·i·ty \ˌka-pə-ˈler-ə-tē, -ˈla-rə-\
plural cap·il·lar·i·ties

Definition of CAPILLARITY

1
:  the property or state of being capillary
2
:  the action by which the surface of a liquid where it is in contact with a solid (as in a capillary tube) is elevated or depressed depending on the relative attraction of the molecules of the liquid for each other and for those of the solid

First Known Use of CAPILLARITY

1830

capillarity

noun cap·il·lar·i·ty \ˌkap-ə-ˈlar-ət-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cap·il·lar·i·ties

Medical Definition of CAPILLARITY

:  the action by which the surface of a liquid where it is in contact with a solid (as in a capillary tube) is elevated or depressed depending on the relative attraction of the molecules of the liquid for each other and for those of the solid

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