capillary

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(kap′ĭ-ler″ē )

pl. capillaries [L. capillaris, hairlike]

1. Any of the minute blood vessels, averaging 0.008 mm in diameter, that connect the ends of the smallest arteries (arterioles) with the beginnings of the smallest veins (venules).
2. Pert. to a hair; hairlike.

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