capillary vein

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Related to capillary vein: blood capillary, continuous capillaries
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Noun1.capillary vein - a minute vein continuous with a capillarycapillary vein - a minute vein continuous with a capillary
episcleral veins, venae episclerales - small veins in the sclera near the corneal margin; empty into the anterior ciliary veins
stellate venule - a star-shaped group of venules in the renal cortex
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
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Another sign of liver disease is the spider naevus - a central capillary vein with several fine blood vessels running from it, a bit like a spider's legs.
Undetected, diabetes affects the capillary veins, which work as filters, causing them to erode and disabling crucial renal functions," he added.
Miraculously, the small capillary veins around Sally's diseased heart managed to keep trickling in enough blood to keep her alive.