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cap·il·lary tub·ing

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  1. capillary, capillary tube, capillary tubingnoun

    a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action


  1. capillary tubing

    Capillary action (sometimes called capillarity, capillary motion, capillary rise, capillary effect, or wicking) is the process of a liquid flowing in a narrow space without the assistance of, or even in opposition to, any external forces like gravity. The effect can be seen in the drawing up of liquids between the hairs of a paint-brush, in a thin tube, in porous materials such as paper and plaster, in some non-porous materials such as sand and liquefied carbon fiber, or in a biological cell. It occurs because of intermolecular forces between the liquid and surrounding solid surfaces. If the diameter of the tube is sufficiently small, then the combination of surface tension (which is caused by cohesion within the liquid) and adhesive forces between the liquid and container wall act to propel the liquid.


  1. capillary tubing

    Capillary tubing is a very thin, long tube made from various materials such as plastic, metal, or glass. Its diameter is small, similar to the size of a capillary vessel, allowing the movement of fluids at a controlled rate. This tubing is often used in scientific and medical applications, including liquid chromatography, microfluidics, and the transfer of small amounts of chemicals or gases.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of capillary tubing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of capillary tubing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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