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Introduction: Capillary

Description of Capillary

Capillary: The smallest type of blood vessel. A capillary connects an arteriole (small artery) to a venule (small vein) to form a network of blood vessels in almost all parts of the body. The wall of a capillary is thin and leaky, and capillaries are involved in the exchange of fluids and gases between tissues and the blood.
Source: National Institute of Health

Capillary: any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Capillary: the minute vessels that connect the arterioles and venules.
Source: CRISP

Capillary: The minute vessels that connect the arterioles and venules.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Capillary: Related Topics

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Broader terms for Capillary

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The term Capillary can be used for:

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Hierarchical classifications of Capillary

The following list attempts to classify Capillary into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • blood vessel
  • vas,vessel
  • tube,tube-shaped structure
  • anatomical structure,bodily structure,body structure,complex body part,structure
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MESH - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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