Capillaroscopy | definition of capillaroscopy by Medical dictionary
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Viewing the cutaneous capillaries at the base of the fingernail through the low power of the microscope.
capillaroscopy (kăp″ĭ-lār-ŏs′kō-pē) [″ + Gr. skopein, to examine]
Examination of capillaries for diagnostic purposes.
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