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1. Capillary
The smallest of the body's blood vessels. Capillaries have walls so thin that oxygen and glucose can pass through them and enter the cells, and waste products such as carbon dioxide can pass back into the blood to be carried away and taken out of the body. Sometimes people who have had diabetes for a long time find that their capillaries become weak, especially those in the kidney and the retina of the eye.

2. Capillary action
The phenomenon of a liquid such as water spontaneously creeping up thin tubes and fibers; this is caused by adhesive and cohesive forces and surface tension.

3. Capillary bed
A branching network of capillaries supplied by arterioles and drained by venules .

4. Capillary electrophoresis
A technique for separating compounds; a sample of a compound to be separated is placed in a capillary tube, which is then subjected to a high voltage current that separates its chemical components.

5. Capillary fringe
A zone immediately above the water table in which water is drawn upward from the water table by capillary action .

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