capillary

  • 1 Capillary — Cap il*la*ry (k[a^]p [i^]l*l[asl]*r[y^] or k[.a]*p[i^]l l[.a]*r[y^]; 277), a. [L. capillaris, fr. capillus hair. Cf. {Capillaire}.] 1. Resembling a hair; fine; minute; very slender; having minute tubes or interspaces; having very small bore; as,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 capillary — 1650s (adj.), 1660s (n.), from L. capillaris of hair, from capillus hair (of the head); probably related to caput head. Borrowed earlier as capillar (14c.). Capillary attraction attested from 1813. Capillarity is recorded from 1830, from Fr.… …

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  • 3 capillary — ► NOUN 1) Anatomy any of the fine branching blood vessels that form a network between the arterioles and venules. 2) (also capillary tube) a tube with an internal diameter of hair like thinness. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to capillaries or… …

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  • 4 capillary — [kap′ə ler΄ē; ] Brit [ kə pil′ə ri] adj. [L capillaris < capillus, hair] 1. of or like a hair, esp. in being very slender 2. having a very small bore 3. in or of capillaries n. pl. capillaries 1. a tube with a very small bo …

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  • 5 Capillary — Cap il*la*ry, n.; pl. {Capillaries}. 1. A tube or vessel, extremely fine or minute. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) A minute, thin walled vessel; particularly one of the smallest blood vessels connecting arteries and veins, but used also for the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Capillary — Capillaries are the smallest of a body s blood vessels, measuring 5 10 μm in diameter, which connect arterioles and venules, and enable the interchange of water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and many other nutrient and waste chemical substances… …

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  • 7 Capillary — One of the tiny blood vessels that connect the arterioles (the smallest divisions of the arteries) and the venules (the smallest divisions of the veins). The capillaries form a fine network in many parts of the body. Although minute, the… …

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  • 8 capillary — I. adjective Etymology: French or Latin; French capillaire, from Latin capillaris, from capillus hair Date: 14th century 1. a. resembling a hair especially in slender elongated form < capillary leaves > b. having a very small bore < a capillary… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 capillary — /kap euh ler ee/, adj., n., pl. capillaries. adj. 1. pertaining to or occurring in or as if in a tube of fine bore. 2. resembling a strand of hair; hairlike. 3. Physics. a. pertaining to capillarity. b. of or pertaining to the apparent attraction …

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  • 10 capillary — /kəˈpɪləri / (say kuh piluhree) noun (plural capillaries) 1. Anatomy one of the minute blood vessels between the terminations of the arteries and the beginnings of the veins. 2. Also, capillary tube. a tube with a small bore. –adjective 3.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 11 capillary — adj. & n. adj. 1 of or like a hair. 2 (of a tube) of hairlike internal diameter. 3 of one of the delicate ramified blood vessels intervening between arteries and veins. n. (pl. ies) 1 a capillary tube. 2 a capillary blood vessel. Phrases and… …

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  • 12 capillary —    A narrow bore glass tube. Capillary column gas chromatography employs glass tubes having an inside diameter of approximately .2 to .5 millimeters and a length of 3 to 300 meters. The walls of a capillary column are coated with an adsorbent or… …

    Forensic science glossary

  • 13 capillary — UK [kəˈpɪlərɪ] / US [ˈkæpɪˌlerɪ] noun [countable] Word forms capillary : singular capillary plural capillaries medical the smallest type of blood vessel, with a wall that is only one cell thick. It carries blood to and from individual cells in… …

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  • 14 capillary — kapiliaras statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Labai plonas vamzdelis. atitikmenys: angl. capillary; capillary tube vok. Haarröhrchen, n; Kapillare, f; Kapillarröhrchen, n rus. капилляр, m pranc. tube capillaire, m …

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  • 15 capillary — kapiliaras statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Labai plonas vamzdelis. atitikmenys: angl. capillary; capillary tube rus. капилляр …

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  • 16 capillary — The smallest type of blood vessel. A capillary connects an arteriole (small artery) to a venule (small vein) to form a network of blood vessels in almost all parts of the body. The wall of a capillary is thin and leaky, and capillaries are… …

    English dictionary of cancer terms

  • 17 capillary — The small blood vessels that link arterioles with venules. Lumen may be formed within a single endothelial cell, and have a diameter less than that of an erythrocyte, which must deform to pass through. Blood flow through capillaries can be… …

    Dictionary of molecular biology

  • 18 capillary — noun Capillary is used before these nouns: ↑tube …

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  • 19 capillary — [kə pɪləri] noun (plural capillaries) 1》 Anatomy any of the fine branching blood vessels that form a network between the arterioles and venules. 2》 (also capillary tube) a tube with an internal diameter of hair like thinness. adjective relating… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 capillary — cap•il•lar•y [[t]ˈkæp əˌlɛr i[/t]] n. pl. lar•ies, adj. 1) anat. one of the minute blood vessels between the terminations of the arteries and the beginnings of the veins 2) phs Also called cap′illary tube . a tube with a small bore 3) anat.… …

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