capillary

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Capillaries

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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

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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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