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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: kap′i-lă-ron

Definition: An anatomic module composed of parenchymal cells together with their blood capillaries and extracapillary fluid in a compliant capsule; functions as a hydraulic unit that provides a theoretic basis for proposing that blood flow is regulated at the capillary.

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