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capillary

noun [C] uk   /kəˈpɪl.ər.i/ us    /-ɚ-/ specialized
a very thin tube, especially one of the smaller tubes that carry blood around the body
Translations of “capillary”
in Spanish capilar…
in French capillaire…
in German das Kapillargefäß…
in Chinese (Traditional) 毛細管, (尤指)毛細血管…
in Russian капилляр…
in Turkish kılcal damar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 毛细管, (尤指)毛细血管…
in Polish naczynie włoskowate…
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