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cap•il•lar•i•ty



Pronunciation: (kap"u-lar'i-tē), [key]
n.
Also called cap'illary ac"tion, cap'illary attrac"tion. Physics.a manifestation of surface tension by which the portion of the surface of a liquid coming in contact with a solid is elevated or depressed, depending on the adhesive or cohesive properties of the liquid.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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