capillarity

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

Definition of capillarity

plural capillarities
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


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capillarity

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noun cap·il·lar·i·ty \ ˌkap-ə-ˈlar-ət-ē \

medical Definition of capillarity

plural capillarities
: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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