fenestrated capillaries

one of the two major types of capillaries, found in the intestinal mucosa, renal glomeruli, pancreas, endocrine glands, and other tissues, and characterized by circular fenestrae or pores that penetrate the endothelium and may be closed by a very thin diaphragm. Cf. continuous c's.

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