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Definition a slender tube — especially the smallest blood vessels
  • a capillary tube
  • Blood flow velocity decreases in the capillaries because of the increase in total cross-sectional area.
  • Instead of going for the jugular, his instinct is to go for the capillaries.
  • The narrow alleys are the capillaries leading to the streets that lead to the boulevards.
  • I cried until I was spent, dehydrated, my eyes and the flesh around them a site map of broken capillaries.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • Percy traced his hand across a web of capillaries.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Cut down on sleep and you impair circulation and contract the capillaries, which causes hydration and sagging.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • They are not that massive, but they come equipped with a capillary, a very tiny channel, that emerges here, as you can clearly see, just above the tip.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Junior's face and limbs were puffy, his capillaries leaking out what was being poured into him.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • But already the water is filling her capillaries, improving the flow of her blood; already she thinks more keenly.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The sap of his outermost capillaries plays havoc with the earth, for the way the sap exits in lines and curves is the scythe of fate.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Broken capillaries in his face, in his eyes.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Capillaries in our retinas were spontaneously hemorrhaging.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The Old Magic that crested within him was terrifying, electric surges of energy that rocketed through every vein and capillary.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • I even know what capillaries are, I even spelled it right.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • His gaze keeps sliding toward the mess on her head, the shiny clump of brain tissue, the crisscrossing network of veins and capillaries.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Langdon fought the gag reflex and relaxed his chest while his pulmonary capillaries dilated.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The mosaic thickens and throws more clots, and the clots drift through the bloodstream into the small capillaries, where they get stuck.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • The corpse spun around, staring at David as though every vein and capillary would burst.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Pressure on the capillaries from tight clothing keeps them from filling.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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