precapillary

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precapillary

 [pre-kap´ĭ-lar″e]
1. located just to the arterial side of a capillary.

pre·cap·il·lar·y

(prē-kap'i-lār'ē),
Preceding a capillary; an arteriole or venule.

precapillary

/pre·cap·il·lary/ (-kap´ĭ-lar″e)
1. located just to the arterial side of a capillary.

pre·cap·il·lar·y

(prē-kap'i-lar-ē)
Preceding a capillary; an arteriole or venule.

precapillary

a vessel lacking complete coats, intermediate between an arteriole and a capillary.

precapillary sphincters
capillaries with a muscle layer which controls the flow of blood from the arterioles into the capillary bed.