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blood capillary

Pronunciation: symbol c, as a subscript

Definition: a vessel whose wall consists of endothelium and its basement membrane; its diameter, when the capillary is open, is about 8 mcm; with the electron microscope, fenestrated capillaries and continuous capillaries are distinguished.

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