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Capillaries (blood)

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Capillaries are the smallest of a body's blood vessels and are parts of the microcirculation. Their endothelial linings are only one cell layer thick. These microvessels, measuring 5-10 ┬Ám in diameter, connect arterioles and venules, and enable the exchange of water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and many other nutrients and waste chemical substances between blood and surrounding tissues. (Wikipedia)

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