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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core, human_reference_atlas

definition
  • Any of the smallest blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules.
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2f/A_red_blood_cell_in_a_capillary,_pancreatic_tissue_-_TEM.jpg
editor note
  • not all sources agree capillary is a blood vessel - consider adopting EMAPA superclass of vascular element
external definition
  • Any of the tiny blood vessels connecting the arterioles to the venules.[AAO]
has exact synonym
  • blood capillary
  • capillary vessel
homology notes
  • The appearance of Chordata and subsequently the vertebrates is accompanied by a rapid structural diversification of this primitive linear heart: looping, unidirectional circulation, an enclosed vasculature, and the conduction system.[well established][VHOG]
id
  • UBERON:0001982
present in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9606
see also
  • https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/issues/2186
structure notes
  • capillaries lack tunica media and tunica adventitia; only the endothelial wall of the tunica intima belongs