Resembling a hair; fine; minute; very slender; having minute tubes or interspaces; having very small bore; as, the capillary vessels of animals and plants.
Pertaining to capillary tubes or vessels; as, capillary action.
A minute, thin-walled vessel; particularly one of the smallest blood vessels connecting arteries and veins, but used also for the smallest lymphatic and biliary vessels.
the smallest blood vessel (5 - 20 micrometres in diameter). It has a wall only one cell thick, so oxygen, carbon dioxide, salts etc can be exchanged between the blood and body tissue.
One of the minute blood vessels that connect arterioles and venules. These blood vessels form an intricate network throughout the body for the interchange of various substances, such as oxygen and carbon dioxide, between blood and tissue cells.
Tiny blood vessels able to branch through the body and deliver oxygen and nutrients to every cell.
A small, blood-containing vessel connecting the veins and arteries.
The smallest type of blood vessel, connecting the arteries and veins out in the body's tissues. Gases, nutrients, and wastes are exchanged between the blood and the tissues through the thin walls of capillaries.
The smallest blood vessels in the body. The capillaries carry oxygenated into the tissues and allow the oxygen to diffuse into the tissues to support life. After traveling through the capillaries, and giving up its oxygen, the blood flows into the veins and thence back to the heart and lungs.
a very slender blood vessel joining the ends of arteries and the beginnings of veins.
One of the tubes that connect the arteries and veins. Capillaries are the smallest of the blood vessels. A capillary is smaller than the size of a piece of hair.
the smallest blood vessel. Capillaries go to all organs to bring vital oxygen and take up carbon dioxide; in the lungs the process is reversed: fresh oxygen is taken up and carbon dioxide excreted.
The smallest blood vessel, where exchange of substances between blood and extravascular fluid occurs.
The smallest blood or lymph vessel, formed of single layers of interconnected endothelial cells, sometimes with loosely attached connective tissue basement cells for added support. Capillaries allow the transport across their membranes and between their crevices of diffusible nutrients and waste products. Blood capillaries expand and contract, depending upon how much blood is needed in a given tissue and how much is piped into them by the small feeder arteries upstream. They further maintain a strong repelling charge that keeps blood proteins and red blood cells pushed into the center of the flow. Lymph capillaries have many open crypts, allowing free absorption of interstitial fluid that has been forced out of the blood; these capillaries further tend to maintain a charge that attracts bits of cellular garbage too large to return through the membranes of exiting venous capillaries.
an extremely narrow thin-walled blood vessel that connects small arteries with small veins to form a network throughout the body.
The smallest blood or lymph vessels.
A small blood vessel, located between an arteriole and a venule, whose thin wall permits the diffusion of gases, nutrients, and wastes between plasma and interstitial fluids.
The smallest blood vessels, only one cell in thickness, from which blood supplies oxygen and nutrients to tissue.
any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
a fine blood vessel which carries blood to cells
a real small blood vessel that connects the arteries to the veins which carry blood back to the heart)
a thin walled tube of endothelial cells one layer thick resting on a basement membrane without any surrounding muscle or elastic tissue
a tiny blood vessel with walls only a single cell thick
A tiny blood vessel that connects the smallest arteries to the smallest veins and allows exchange of oxygen and other materials between blood cells and body tissue cells.
These blood vessels are very small and have thin walls so that gaseous exchange between the blood and the tissues can take place. Capillary bleeding is characterised by oozing.
a tiny blood vessel that connects an artery to a vein
tiny tube-like vessels that connect veins and arteries.
narrow blood vessel with walls one cell thick
Capillaries are the smallest of the blood vessels. They join the arteries to the small veins.
is the smallest blood vessel. Capillary walls are so thin that oxygen and glucose can pass through them and enter the cells. Waste products, such as carbon dioxide, pass back into the bloodstream via the capillaries to be carried away and expelled from the body.
Ultra fine blood vessel connecting arteries and veins.
(KAHP-ih-lawr'-ee) A microscopic blood vessel that interconnects arterioles with venules. The capillary wall is a single cell layer in thickness, and is the only site of nutrient diffusion between the bloodstream and body cells.
A tiny blood vessel through which nutrients and waste products travel between the bloodstream and the body's cells.
the smallest blood vessel where exchange of food and gas particles occurs.
microscopic blood vessel located between the arteries and the veins through which materials are transferred between blood and body cells
Extremely small blood vessel.
Aggregate composed of tiny, thin, straight, long crystal strands; hair like.
literally this means: as a thin as a hair. The word is almost always used to describe a fine, small blood vessel.
any of the tiny, thin-walled tubes that carry blood between arteries and veins
A minute blood vessel which connects an arteriole and venule, forming a network in nearly all parts of the body and effecting a transition from arterial to venous blood flow.
One of the tiny blood vessels which form a network in the body tissues.
Any one of the tiny, hair like, blood vessels that form a network in nearly all parts of the body.
The smallest type of blood vessel. A capillary connects an arteriole (small artery) to a venule (small vein) to form a network of blood vessels in almost all parts of the body. The wall of a capillary is thin and leaky, and capillaries are involved in the exchange of fluids and gases between tissues and the blood.
smallest of the body's blood vessels
n. A minute vessel having walls composed of a single layer of cells.
Smallest extremity of the arterial vessel, where oxygen and nutrients are released from the blood into the cells, and cellular waste is collected.
Capillaries are small blood vessels with thin walls through which substances can pass in and out of the bloodstream.
a tiny blood vessel that connects the smallest type of artery with the smallest type of vein
The smallest blood vessels of the body connecting the smallest arteries to the smallest veins.
a tiny blood vessel with thin walls. Nutrients and oxygen leave the blood through the walls of capillaries to feed the body's cells.
a microscopic blood vessel located between an arteriole and venule through which materials are exchanged between blood and body cells.
A capillary is the narrowest type of blood vessel in the circulatory system. Their walls are only one cell layer thick, so that oxygen and nutrients can pass through them into the surrounding tissues. Capillaries also transport waster material (e.g. urea and carbon dioxide) to venules for ultimate excretion.
A minute blood vessel - one of many that connect the arteries and veins.
microscopic blood vessels where oxygen is given up to the body's tissues.
Very small, thin-walled blood vessels forming networks throughout body tissues. These connect the arteries and the veins, and are the vessels, which allow the blood to release nutrients and take in wastes.
a tiny blood vessel that connects the venous and arterial blood vessels. This is the primary site of seepage during anaphylaxis.
Any of the smallest blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules and forming networks throughout the body.
Smallest part of blood vessel.
The smallest type of blood vessel in the body (i.e. spider veins often found on the face and/or the legs). Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride: An emollient ester derived form coconut oil with good lubricating properties.
tiny blood vessels connecting arteries with veins
(CAP il LAR ee): A minute blood vessel.
The smallest vessel in the cardiovascular system. Capillary walls are only one cell thick. All exchanges of molecules between the blood and the tissue fluide occur across the capillary walls.
Thin walled blood vessel; the exchange of products between the blood and tissue occurs in the capillary
The smallest type of blood vessel in the body. Spider veins, for instance, are actually small capillaries commonly found on the face or legs.
Tiny Vessels which branch off from Veins and Arteries to deliver Blood to all areas of the body.
Hair-like blood vessel.
Capillaries are the smallest of a body's blood vessels, measuring 5-10 Î¼m. They connect arterioles and venules, and they are the blood vessels that most closely interact with tissues.