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Definition 1: a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for capillary in the sense of this definition

(capillary is a kind of ...) conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases

(... is part of capillary) measuring instrument for measuring temperature

Definition 2: any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for capillary in the sense of this definition

(capillary is a kind of ...) a vessel in which blood circulates

(... is a kind of capillary ) a small intertwined group of capillaries in the malpighian body; it filters the blood during urine formation

(... is a kind of capillary ) a network of tiny blood vessels between the cerebral surface of the pia mater and the cerebral cortex

Definition 3: of or relating to hair - [adjective denoting pert]

Definition 4: long and slender with a very small internal diameter - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where capillary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a capillary tube

Synonyms for capillary in the sense of this definition

(capillary is similar to ...) of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section

"thin wire" "a thin chiffon blouse" "a thin book" "a thin layer of paint"

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