capillary plexus


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capillary plexus

An anastomosing network of blood capillaries or of lymphatic capillaries, i.e., lymphatics.
See also: plexus
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The superior hypophysial artery feeds into a capillary plexus that is located in the median eminence of the hypothalamus.
Approximately five drops of whole blood were collected into a second cryovial by a capillary tube inserted into the retro-orbital capillary plexus.
Such anomalous branching pattern may represent persisting branches of the capillary plexus of the developing limb buds and their unusual course may be a cause for concern to the vascular radiologists and surgeons, and may lead to complications in surgeries involving the axilla and pectoral regions.