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English adjective: capillary

1. capillary of or relating to hair

2. capillary long and slender with a very small internal diameter


SamplesA capillary tube.


Synonymshairlike


Similarthin


Antonymsthick


English noun: capillary

1. capillary (artifact) a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action


Synonymscapillary tube, capillary tubing


Broader (hypernym)tube, tubing


Part meronymthermometer

2. capillary (body) any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules


Synonymscapillary vessel


Broader (hypernym)blood vessel


Narrower (hyponym)glomerulus, tomentum, tomentum cerebri









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