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Capillaries

EtymologyEdit

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

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capillary (comparative more capillary, superlative most capillary)

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

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capillary (plural capillaries)

  1. A narrow tube
  2. (anatomy) Any of the small blood vessels that connect arteries to veins

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