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capillary in Human topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcapillaryca‧pil‧la‧ry /kəˈpɪləri $ ˈkæpəleri/ noun (plural capillaries) [countable] 🔊 🔊 HBHthe smallest type of blood vessel (=tube carrying blood) in the body
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capillaryIt simply floats along with billions of other cells through miles of veins, arteries and capillaries.This has walls thick with blood capillaries which absorb gaseous oxygen.Following a hard workout, one runner was flooded with images of breaking capillaries.Blood fills the space and clots, capillaries grow into the clot and form granulation tissue.The polymer is introduced into the dilatometer between the point A and the capillary.The pathogen could disrupt these vital cells, which would cause the capillaries to become leaky.One is hemorrhage produced by gas in the capillaries in the eye socket.Fibrous tissue replaces this, the capillaries heal and contract down over a period of months to leave a linear scar.