Definition of capillary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəˈpɪləri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæpəleri//
(pl. capillaries) (anatomy) Internal anatomy
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any of the smallest tubes in the body that carry blood See related entries: Internal anatomy Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin capillaris, from capillus ‘hair’, influenced by Old French capillaire.
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