- capillary action,
- capillary arteriole,
- capillary attraction
Origin of capillarity
Examples from the Web for capillarity
Water will rise in clay by capillarity to a height of 50 in., in sand to 22 in.
The velocity of the current of air likewise facilitates the action of capillarity by carrying the oil to the top of the wick.
Mr. Lake: But the capillarity of the soil provides water for the tree above the water-table.Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
The tube, CB, Figure 4, has the same bore as the measuring tube in order to avoid corrections for capillarity.
Through this water is conducted by capillarity as well as in the cell cavities.
1806, from French capillarité, from Latin capillaris (see capillary).