transillumination
noun see transilluminate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Transillumination — is the technique of sample illumination by transmission of light through the sample. Transillumination is used in a variety of methods of imaging. Contents 1 Microscopy 2 Medicine 2.1 Hydrocephalus (water head) …   Wikipedia

  • transillumination — ● transillumination nom féminin Procédé d examen d une tuméfaction consistant à appliquer une petite source lumineuse sur l un des côtés de celle ci et à observer si la lumière est visible ou non par transparence de l autre côté …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Transillumination — The passing of a strong beam of light through a part of the body for medical inspection. A method of examination by the passage of light through tissues or a body cavity. A common use of transillumination is in infancy. The infant s skull should… …   Medical dictionary

  • transillumination — n. the technique of shining a bright light through part of the body to examine its structure. Transillumination of the sinuses of the skull is a means of detecting abnormalities …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • transillumination — trans·il·lu·mi·na·tion (trăns ĭ lo͞o mə nāʹshən, trănz ) n. The passing of a light through the walls of a body part or organ to facilitate medical inspection.   trans il·luʹmi·nate ( lo͞oʹmə nāt ) v. trans il·luʹmi·na tor n. * * * …   Universalium

  • transillumination — noun The examination of a body part, or a tissue sample, by shining light through it …   Wiktionary

  • Transillumination — Trans|il|luminatio̱n [zu ↑trans... u. lat. illuminare = beleuchten] w; , en: Durchleuchtung des Organismus od. eines Körperteils mit einer starken Lichtquelle zur Feststellung krankhafter Veränderungen …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • transillumination — n. process of making transparent; (Medicine) diaphanoscopy, examination of an organ or body cavity using a light through the tissues (for medical inspection) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • transillumination — trans·illumination …   English syllables

  • transillumination — “+ noun : an act, process, or instance of transilluminating * * * transillumināˈtion noun • • • Main Entry: ↑transilluminate …   Useful english dictionary

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