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capillarity

Syllabification: cap·il·lar·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ˌkapəˈlerədē
 
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Definition of capillarity in English:

noun

The tendency of a liquid in a capillary tube or absorbent material to rise or fall as a result of surface tension. Also called capillary action.
Example sentences
  • In applied mathematics he studied optics, electricity, telegraphy, capillarity, elasticity, thermodynamics, potential theory, quantum theory, theory of relativity and cosmology.
  • The patients had an elevated number of less efficient type II muscle fibers, whereas muscle fiber cross-sectional areas, capillarity, and mitochondrial volume density were not different between the groups.
  • Typically, the assessment of capillarity in patients with COPD has revealed rarefaction.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French capillarité, from Latin capillaris 'like a hair' (see capillary).

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