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Definition: The minute blood vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients to the cells. They connect the arterioles and venules.

Pronunciation: kap′ĭ-ler″ē

Body System: Cardiovascular

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ICD10 Codes Containing Term: capillaries

I78.8 Other diseases of capillaries
I78.9 Disease of capillaries, unspecified
I79.8 Other disorders of arteries, arterioles and capillaries in diseases classified elsewhere
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