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Pronunciation: kap′i-lār-ē


  1. Resembling a hair; fine; minute.
  2. A capillary vessel; blood capillary, lymph capillary.
  3. Relating to a blood or lymphatic capillary vessel.

Synonym(s): vas capillareTA, capillary vessel

[L. capillaris, relating to hair]

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