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Capillary Action MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Capillary Action
Tree Number(s)
G02.860.327
Unique ID
D002197
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002197
Scope Note
A phenomenon in which the surface of a liquid where it contacts a solid is elevated or depressed, because of the relative attraction of the molecules of the liquid for each other and for those of the solid. (from McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Capillarity
Wicking
See Also
Capillaries
Public MeSH Note
2012; see CAPILLARITY 1966-2011
History Note
2012 (1966)
Date Established
2012/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/01/15
Capillary Action Preferred
Capillarity Broader
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