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

 

capillary

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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 Origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin capillaris, from capillus ‘hair’, influenced by Old French capillaire.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: capillary

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