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Term information

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uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core, human_reference_atlas

  • Any of the smallest blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules.
depicted by
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]
  • UBERON:0001982
present in taxon
see also
structure notes
  • capillaries lack tunica media and tunica adventitia; only the endothelial wall of the tunica intima belongs