noun, plural cap·il·lar·ies.
Origin of capillary
Related formsin·ter·cap·il·lar·y, adjectivenon·cap·il·lar·y, adjective, noun, plural non·cap·il·lar·ies.
Examples from the Web for capillaries
About Signor Malpighi too, who as it happens discovered the presence of the capillaries by dissecting the lung of a frog.Wilderness of Spring|Edgar Pangborn
The duty of the heart is to deliver the blood to the capillaries.
The capillaries sometimes (in many leeches and Oligochaeta) extend into the epidermis itself.
Immediately the blood rushed to the capillaries of Mabel's cheeks and her colour deepened.
He knew nothing of the vessels which we now speak of as capillaries.Fathers of Biology|Charles McRae
British Dictionary definitions for capillaries
noun plural -laries
Word Origin for capillary
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The tiny blood vessels throughout the body that connect arteries and veins. Capillaries form an intricate network around body tissues in order to distribute oxygen and nutrients to the cells and remove waste substances. (See circulatory system.)