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Capillaries

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (Canada) IPA(key): /kəˈpɪ.lə.ɹi/, /ˈkæpɪˌlɛɹi/
  • (UK, Aust) IPA(key): /kəˈpɪ.lə.ɹi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkæpɪˌlɛɹi/
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AdjectiveEdit

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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NounEdit

capillary (plural capillaries)

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

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