Any of the smallest blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules. [ ]

Synonyms: blood capillary capillary vessel

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

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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]

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]



structure notes

capillaries lack tunica media and tunica adventitia; only the endothelial wall of the tunica intima belongs