capillaries

(Humans as organisms) extremely narrow tubes which carry blood around our tissues

capillaries

<anatomy> The smallest vessels which contain oxygenated blood. The capillaries, allowing red blood cells to travel in single file, are responsible for delivering oxygen to the tissues on a cellular level. ... (16 Dec 1997) ...
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Capillaries

About ten billion capillaries lace all body tissues, bringing blood within reach of every cell. They are the smallest blood vessels, microscopic in size, and contain less than five percent of the total circulating blood volume at any one time. Capillaries branch off from the metarterioles which connect arterioles with venules. The capillaries have ...
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Capillaries

Capillaries: Capillaries are the smallest of blood vessels. They serve to distribute oxygenated blood from arteries to the tissues of the body and to feed deoxygenated blood from the tissues back into the veins. The capillaries are thus a central component in the circulatory system, essentially between the arteries and the veins. When pink areas of...
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Capillaries

Extremely small blood vessels.
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Capillaries

Extremely small blood vessels.
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Capillaries

microscopic blood vessels supplying nutrients to the tissues.
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Capillaries

Microscopically small blood vessels between arteries and veins that distribute oxygen-rich blood to the body’s tissues.
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Capillaries

Small, thin-walled blood vessels that allow oxygen to diffuse from the blood into the cells and carb
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capillaries

the small blood vessels supplying tissue
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capillaries

The smallest blood vessels. They permeate the tissues, serving as microscopic extensions of arterioles and venules; through their semipermeable walls, fluids, nutrients, and waste gases are exchanged between the blood and the tissues.
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Capillaries

Tiny blood vessels that connect arteries and veins that allow the exchange of nutrients and wastes b
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capillaries

tiny blood vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients to and remove waste products from cells.
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Capillaries

Tiny hair-like blood vessels, some of which carry nutrients to the hair growth matrix.
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Capillaries

Very thin blood vessels. They form extensive networks throughout the body to ensure that all tissues are supplied with enough blood. Blood enters the capillaries from small arteries (arterioles) and then drains from the capillaries into small veins (called venules). The walls of the capillaries are very thin, which makes it easier for substances, s...
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