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 regulated by precapillary sphincters, and each capillary probably only carries blood for part of the time.

Capillary

Smallest blood vessels where blood exchanges material with the interstitial fluid.

capillary

Type: Term Pronunciation: kap′i-lār-ē Definitions: 1. Resembling a hair; fine; minute. 2. A capillary vessel; blood capillary, lymph capillary. 3. Relating to a blood or lymphatic capillary vessel. Synonyms: vas capillare, capillary vessel
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capillary

[adj] - relating to or involving capillarity 2. [adj] - (anatomy) `a capillary network` 3. [adj] - long and slender with a very small internal diameter 4. [n] - any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules 5. [n] - a tube of small internal diameter
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capillary

the smallest of the body's blood vessels. Oxygen and glucose pass through capillary walls and enter the cells. Waste products such as carbon dioxide pass back from the cells into the blood through capillaries.
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Capillary

A tube having a very small inside diameter.
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Capillary

A narrow bore glass tube. Capillary column gas chromatography employs glass tubes having an inside diameter of approximately .2 to .5 millimetres and a length of 3 to 300 metres. The walls of a capillary column are coated with an adsorbent medium (a liquid phase in which the sample dissolves)
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Capillary

Narrow blood vessel with walls only one cell thick
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Capillary

A bonding tool used for ball bonding.
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Capillary

a tiny blood vessel that connects the smallest arteries to the smallest veins and allows exchange of oxygen and other materials between blood cells and body tissue cells
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Capillary

A microscopic blood vessel through which material such as oxygen, carbon dioxide and nutrients or waste products are exchanged between blood and body tissues. They form a fine network in many parts of the body
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Capillary

a tiny blood vessel that connects an artery to a vein
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Capillary

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 capillaries are a site where much action takes place in the circulatory system. The walls of the capi...
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Capillary

Cap'il·la·ry (kăp'ĭl*la*rȳ or kȧ*pĭl'lȧ*rȳ; 277) adjective [ Latin capillaris , from capillus hair. Confer Capillaire .] 1. Resembling a hair; fine; minute; very slender; having minute tubes or interspaces; having very...
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Capillary

Cap'il·la·ry noun ; plural Capillaries 1. A tube or vessel, extremely fine or minute. 2. (Anat.) A minute, thin-walled vessel; particularly one of the smallest blood vessels connecting arteries and veins, but used also for the smallest lymphatic and biliary vessel...
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capillary

<anatomy> Any one of the minute vessels that connect the arterioles and venules, forming a network in nearly all parts of the body. Their walls act as semipermeable membranes for the interchange of various substances, including fluids, between the blood and tissue fluid. ... Synonym: vas capillare. ... Origin: L. Capillaris = hair like ... (1...
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capillary

hairlike adjective long and slender with a very small internal diameter; `a capillary tube`
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capillary

(kap´ĭ-lar″e) pertaining to or resembling a hair. in the circulatory system, one of the minute vessels connecting arterioles and venules, the walls of which act as a semipermeable membrane for interchange of various substances between the blood and tissue fluid. Capillary walls consist of thin e...
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Capillary

• (n.) A tube or vessel, extremely fine or minute. • (a.) Pertaining to capillary tubes or vessels; as, capillary action. • (a.) Resembling a hair; fine; minute; very slender; having minute tubes or interspaces; having very small bore; as, the capillary vessels of animals and plants. • (n.) A minute, thin-walled vessel; particul...
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capillary

in human physiology, any of the minute blood vessels that form networks throughout the bodily tissues; it is through the capillaries that oxygen, ... [14 related articles]
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capillary

(L. capillaris hair-like) any one of the minute vessels that connect the arterioles and venules, forming a network in nearly all parts of the body. Their walls act as semipermeable membranes for the interchange of various substances, including fluids, between the blood and tissue fluid; called also vas capillare (NA).
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capillary

capillary, capillarity 1. An extremely narrow thin-walled blood vessel that connects small arteries (arterioles) with small veins (venules) to form a network throughout the body. 2. Involving or relating to capillary action. 3. Resembling hair; as fine and slender as a hair.
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Capillary

a very small blood vessel. At one end of a capillary is a connection to the body's arteries and at the other end of a capillary is a connection to the body's veins. It is in the capillaries that most gas exchange (oxygen out of the blood into the tissues, and carbon dioxide into the blood). The reverse exchange happens in the capillaries of the lun...
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capillary

hair-like.
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Capillary

Space In cement paste, any space not occupied by anhydrous cement or cement gel.  Air bubbles, whether entrained or entrapped, are not considered as part of the cement paste.
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