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capillary

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adjective cap·il·lary \ˈkap-ə-ˌler-ē, British usually kə-ˈpil-ə-rē\

Medical Definition of capillary

  1. 1a:  resembling a hair especially in slender elongated formb:  having a very small bore <a capillary tube>

  2. 2:  involving, held by, or resulting from surface tension

  3. 3:  of or relating to capillaries or capillarity




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capillary

noun cap·il·lary

Medical Definition of capillary

plural capillaries

  1. 1:  a minute thin-walled vessel of the body; especially :  any of the smallest blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules and forming networks throughout the body

  2. 2:  a capillary tube



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