cap·il·lary /ˈkæpəˌlɛri, ||kəˈpɪləri/
cap·il·lary =/ˈkæpəˌlɛrɪ, <ɪ>ɑrɪtɪʃ usuælljɪ> kəˈpɪlərɪ/= 形容詞
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.
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.
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]