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capillary

cap·il·lar·y

capillary

 
pronunciation:
kae p leI ri
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
inflections: capillaries
definition 1: a minute, hairlike blood vessel connecting the end of an artery to the beginning of a vein.
Bruises are caused by broken capillaries near the surface of the skin.
definition 2: a small, fine tube.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: pertaining to or occurring in, or as though in, a tube with a very small internal diameter.
definition 2: in anatomy, occurring in or pertaining to the capillaries.
definition 3: in physics, pertaining to or characteristic of capillarity.
definition 4: in botany, hairlike.
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