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cap·il·lar·y

 (kăp′ə-lĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Relating to or resembling a hair; fine and slender.
2. Having a very small internal diameter: a capillary tube.
3. Anatomy Of or relating to the capillaries.
4. Physics Of or relating to capillarity.
n. pl. cap·il·lar·ies
1. Anatomy One of the minute blood vessels that connect arterioles and venules. These blood vessels form an intricate network throughout the body for the interchange of various substances, such as oxygen and carbon dioxide, between blood and tissue cells.
2. A tube with a very small internal diameter.

[From Latin capillāris, from capillus, hair.]

capillary

(kəˈpɪlərɪ)
adj
1. resembling a hair; slender
2. (General Physics) (of tubes) having a fine bore
3. (Anatomy) anatomy of or relating to any of the delicate thin-walled blood vessels that form an interconnecting network between the arterioles and the venules
4. (General Physics) physics of or relating to capillarity
n, pl -laries
5. (Anatomy) anatomy any of the capillary blood vessels
6. (General Physics) a fine hole or narrow passage in any substance
[C17: from Latin capillāris, from capillus hair]

cap•il•lar•y

(ˈkæp əˌlɛr i)

n., pl. -lar•ies,
adj. n.
1. one of the minute blood vessels between the terminations of the arteries and the beginnings of the veins.
2. Also called cap′illary tube`. a tube with a small bore.
adj.
3. pertaining to a capillary or capillaries.
4. pertaining to or occurring in or as if in a tube of fine bore.
5. resembling a strand of hair; hairlike.
6.
a. pertaining to capillarity.
b. of or pertaining to the apparent attraction or repulsion between a liquid and a solid.
[1570–80; < Latin capillāris pertaining to hair <capill(us) hair]

cap·il·lar·y

(kăp′ə-lĕr′ē)
Any of the tiny blood vessels that connect the smallest arteries to the smallest veins and form a network throughout the tissues of the body. The exchange of oxygen, nutrients, metabolic waste products, and carbon dioxide between the tissues and the blood all takes place in the capillaries.

capillary

The tiniest type of blood vessel, connecting an arteriole and a venule.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capillary - a tube of small internal diametercapillary - a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action
thermometer - measuring instrument for measuring temperature
tube, tubing - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
2.capillary - any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venulescapillary - any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
glomerulus - a small intertwined group of capillaries in the malpighian body; it filters the blood during urine formation
tomentum cerebri, tomentum - a network of tiny blood vessels between the cerebral surface of the pia mater and the cerebral cortex
blood vessel - a vessel in which blood circulates
Adj.1.capillary - of or relating to hair
2.capillary - long and slender with a very small internal diameter; "a capillary tube"
thin - of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"
Translations
أُنْبوب شَعْري
kapilára
hårkarkapillar
kapilláris
hárpípa; háræîar
kapiliaras
kapilārs
kapilára
kılcal damar

capillary

[kəˈpɪlərɪ]
A. ADJcapilar
B. Ncapilar m

capillary

[kəˈpɪləri] ncapillaire m

capillary

adjkapillar, Kapillar-; capillary attraction or actionKapillarwirkung f
nKapillare f, → Kapillargefäß nt

capillary

[kəˈpɪlərɪ] adj & ncapillare (m)

capillary

(kəˈpiləri) , ((American) ˈkӕpəleri) plural capillaries noun
a tube with a very small diameter, especially (in plural) the tiny vessels that join veins to arteries.

cap·il·lar·y

n. capilar; vaso capilar;
a. semejante a un cabello;
arterial ______ arterial;
venous ______ venoso.

capillary

adj & n (pl -ries) capilar m
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