capillary capillary  /ˈkæ pə ˌlɛ ri/


  1. (n) a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action
  2. (n) any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
  3. (adj) of or relating to hair
  4. (adj) long and slender with a very small internal diameter

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  1. Then it detects the pulsating presence of a nearby capillary and darts between the cells that compose the blood- vessel wall.
  2. This impossibly narrow and crowded mile-and-a-quarter capillary of commerce has been the heart of Bangkok's Chinatown since 1782.
  3. Pointed at the transparent flesh around the finger nails was a special capillary microscope.


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