noun, plural cap·il·lar·ies.
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Origin of capillary
OTHER WORDS FROM capillaryin·ter·cap·il·lar·y, adjectivenon·cap·il·lar·y, adjective, noun, plural non·cap·il·lar·ies.
Words nearby capillary
Example sentences from the Web for capillary
Upon landing on her host, she uses her proboscis to detect the very small, thin-walled blood vessels called capillaries that crisscross our bodies just below the skin.Evolution made mosquitos into stealthy, sensitive vampires|Erica McAlister|October 15, 2020|Popular Science
Most drivers using this road are headed to and from a handful of capillary valleys in the Pech.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That was an axiom on which was founded a vigorous war against all capillary adornments.The British Expedition to the Crimea|William Howard Russell
The leakage takes place, if not along cracks, through capillary channels, which are everywhere present in sea-ice.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
Of course you have to keep wetting it, for hair will not draw oil fast enough by capillary action.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
These craft look as though they ought to sink by mere capillary attraction.The Head Hunters of Northern Luzon From Ifugao to Kalinga|Cornelis De Witt Willcox
This is called capillary attraction, the word capillary meaning a hair.Practical Mechanics for Boys|J. S. Zerbe