Definition of Capillary artery

1. Noun. One of the small thin-walled arteries that end in capillaries.

Exact synonyms: Arteriola, Arteriole
Generic synonyms: Arteria, Arterial Blood Vessel, Artery
Derivative terms: Arteriolar, Arteriolar

Lexicographical Neighbors of Capillary Artery

capillary action
capillary angioma
capillary arteriole
capillary artery (current term)
capillary attraction
capillary bed
capillary circulation
capillary drainage
capillary electrophoresis
capillary fracture
capillary fragility
capillary fragility test
capillary fringe
capillary haemangioma
capillary lake
capillary leak syndrome
capillary loops
capillary nevus

Literary usage of Capillary artery

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The placenta, the organic nervous system, the blood, the oxygen, and the by John O'Reilly (1861)
"From what has been just stated, the inference must be deduced, that there is a secreting organ or gland at the termination of the capillary artery and ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1837)
"... that into these cells the extreme arteries poured their contents; that an extreme capillary artery had two communications, one with the particle which ..."

3. The London Medical Repository and Review (1816)
"Sometimes a sudden change in the direction oí' a capillary artery enables us to judge that it has passed into a vein ..."

4. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1901)
"Each gill-filament receives a capillary artery which extends to the epithelium of the tip, where it turns into a capillary vein. ..."

5. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1904)
"... it approaches the greatest event of its career, and this takes place the moment it leaves the last capillary artery and arrives at the first vein. ..."

6. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1842)
"The capillary artery and vein may contain either red or colourless blood, according to the size of the vessels and the nature of the organs or tissues in ..."

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