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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Capillary  \Cap"il*la*ry\,  n.;  pl  {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 
  vessels. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  capillary  vessels  of  animals  and  plants. 
 
  2.  Pertaining  to  capillary  tubes  or  vessels;  as  capillary 
  action 
 
  {Capillary  attraction},  {Capillary  repulsion},  the  apparent 
  attraction  or  repulsion  between  a  solid  and  liquid  caused 
  by  capillarity.  See  {Capillarity},  and  {Attraction}. 
 
  {Capillarity  tubes}.  See  the  {Note}  under  {Capillarity}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  capillary 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  involving  capillarity;  "capillary  action"; 
  "capillary  attraction" 
  2:  (anatomy)  "a  capillary  network" 
  3:  long  and  slender  with  a  very  small  internal  diameter;  "a 
  capillary  tube"  [syn:  {hairlike}] 
  n  1:  a  tube  of  small  internal  diameter;  holds  liquid  by  capillary 
  action  [syn:  {capillary  tube},  {capillary  tubing}] 
  2:  any  of  the  minute  blood  vessels  connecting  arterioles  with 
  venules 




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