Capillaries: The smallest blood vessels in the body. A network of capillaries in tissues connects arterioles that bring blood to the tissues with venules that return blood to the heart.


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Capillaria: A genus of trichuroid nematodes parasitic in the liver and intestines of many mammals and birds. Two species, C. hepatica and C. philippinensis, produce often fatal infections in man.2


Types may include:3

Types of Capillaria:

  • Calodium hepaticum
  • Capillaria philippinensis

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  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): cms/ rld/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  3. Source: NCI Thesaurus

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