capillary depression

capillary depression

[′kap·ə‚ler·ē di′presh·ən]
(fluid mechanics)
The depression of the meniscus of a liquid contained in a tube where the liquid does not wet the walls of the container, as in a mercury barometer; the meniscus has a convex shape, resulting in a depression.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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