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Noun: capillary  'ka-pu,le-ree [N. Amer], ku'pi-lu-ree [Brit]
  1. A tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action
    - capillary tube, capillary tubing
  2. Any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
    - capillary vessel
Adjective: capillary  'ka-pu,le-ree [N. Amer], ku'pi-lu-ree [Brit]
  1. Long and slender with a very small internal diameter
    "a capillary tube";
    - hairlike
  2. Of or relating to hair

Derived forms: capillaries

See also: thin

Type of: blood vessel, tube, tubing

Part of: thermometer

Encyclopedia: Capillary