Definition of Capillary vessel

1. Noun. Any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules.

Exact synonyms: Capillary
Specialized synonyms: Glomerulus, Tomentum, Tomentum Cerebri
Generic synonyms: Blood Vessel

Medical Definition of Capillary vessel

1. Any one of the minute vessels that connect the arterioles and venules, forming a network in nearly all parts of the body. Their walls act as semipermeable membranes for the interchange of various substances, including fluids, between the blood and tissue fluid. Synonym: vas capillare. Origin: L. Capillaris = hair like (16 Dec 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Capillary Vessel

capillary lake
capillary leak syndrome
capillary loops
capillary nevus
capillary pericyte
capillary permeability
capillary permeability factor
capillary pulse
capillary refill
capillary refills
capillary resistance
capillary resistance test
capillary tube
capillary tubing
capillary vein
capillary vessel (current term)
capillary wave
capillary zone electrophoresis

Literary usage of Capillary vessel

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

1. A System of Practical Medicine by William Pepper, Louis Starr (1885)
"As soon as the capillary vessel becomes occluded further addition to the incipient tubercle from this source ceases ; nutrition is now entirely cut off, ..."

2. On slight ailments, and on treating disease by Lionel Smith Beale (1896)
"Of the Passage of Blond and Living Particles through the Walls of Capillary vessel*.—1 have now to say a few words about certain other phenomena of ..."

3. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1908)
"A. a gland traceable towards the intervillous spaces. /'. a dilated capillary vessel. j. red blood-cells in a capillary vessel. ..."

4. The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical (1872)
"More or less connected with the wall of the capillary vessel are numerous ... as I pointed out in 1863, project into the interior of the capillary vessel. ..."

5. Microscopical Morphology of the Animal Body in Health and Disease by Carl Heitzmann (1882)
"He called these cells the cells of capillary vessels, and considered the blood-corpuscles as young cells formed in the cavity of the capillary vessel cells. ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1836)
"This remark extends also to a capillary vessel which rises immediately from an artery, or which proceeds directly into a venous trunk. ..."

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