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cap•il•lar•y



Pronunciation: (kap'u-ler"ē), [key]
adj., n., pl. -lar•ies.


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 or repulsion between a liquid and a solid, observed in capillarity.
4. Anat.pertaining to a capillary or capillaries.

n.
1. Anat.one of the minute blood vessels between the terminations of the arteries and the beginnings of the veins.
2. Also called cap'illary tube". a tube with a small bore.

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

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