capillary

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English[edit]

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Capillaries

Etymology[edit]

From Latin capillāris (pertaining to the hair), from capillus (the hair, properly of the head), from caput (head).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Canada) IPA(key): /kəˈpɪl.ə.ɹi/, /ˈkæpɪˌlɛɹi/
  • (UK, Aust) IPA(key): /kəˈpɪl.ə.ɹi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkæpɪˌlɛɹi/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪləɹi

Adjective[edit]

capillary (comparative more capillary, superlative most capillary)

  1. Of or pertaining to hair.
  2. Of or pertaining to a narrow tube.
  3. Of, relating to, or caused by surface tension.

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Noun[edit]

capillary (plural capillaries)

  1. A narrow tube.b
  2. (anatomy) Any of the small blood vessels (from 5 to 10 micrometres/micrometers (μm) in diameter) that connect arteries to veins (They are the smallest blood vessels in the body: they convey blood between the arterioles and venules).

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