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blood capillary

blood capillary in Medicine

blood capillary n.
Abbr. c
One of the minute blood vessels that connect arterioles and venules and are a part of an intricate network throughout the body for the interchange of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other substances between blood and tissue cells.

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  • As they proceed with the formation of bone they always leave tiny passages open between themselves and the blood capillary.

    Physiology Ernest G. Martin

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