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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cap·il·lary /ˈkæpəˌlɛri, ||kəˈpɪləri/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 cap·il·lary =/ˈkæpəˌlɛrɪ, <ɪ>ɑrɪtɪʃ usuællj kəˈpɪlərɪ/= 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cap·il·la·ry a.
 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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or relating to hair
      2: 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 [syn: capillary vessel]