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.
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These adaptations can include increased muscle mass, more intramuscular mitochondria to allow for higher rates of energy generation, and a larger number of capillaries around each muscle cell.
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