Glossary of Medical Terms

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