radiolucent
adjective Date: 1917 partly or wholly permeable to radiation <
radiolucent tissues
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radiolucency noun

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  • radiolucent — [rā΄dē ō lo͞o′sənt] adj. [ RADIO + LUCENT] offering little or no resistance to the passage of X rays or other forms of radiant energy radiolucency n …   English World dictionary

  • Radiolucent — Anything that permits the penetration and passage of X rays or other forms of radiation. Radiolucent is as opposed to radiopaque (which refers to anything that blocks the penetration of X rays). Plastic is usually radiolucent. If a child swallows …   Medical dictionary

  • radiolucent — adj. having the property of being transparent to X rays. Radiopacity decreases with atomic number of the element. Radiolucent materials, such as beryllium, are used to construct windows in X ray tubes to allow the X rays to escape from the tube.… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • radiolucent — adjective almost complete transparent to X rays or other forms of radiation radiolucent tissues • Ant: ↑radiopaque …   Useful english dictionary

  • radiolucent — radiolucence, radiolucency, n. /ray dee oh looh seuhnt/, adj. almost entirely transparent to radiation; almost entirely invisible in x ray photographs and under fluoroscopy. Cf. radiopaque, radiotransparent. [1915 20; RADIO + LUCENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • radiolucent — adjective transparent to X rays Ant: radiopaque …   Wiktionary

  • radiolucent — adj. transparent to radiation, allowing radiation to pass through …   English contemporary dictionary

  • radiolucent — ra·dio·lu·cent …   English syllables

  • radiolucent — ra•di•o•lu•cent [[t]ˌreɪ di oʊˈlu sənt[/t]] adj. med almost entirely transparent to radiation; almost entirely invisible in x ray photographs and under fluoroscopy • Etymology: 1915–20 ra di•o•lu′cence, ra di•o•lu′cen•cy, n …   From formal English to slang

  • radiolucent — /ˌreɪdioʊˈlusənt/ (say .raydeeoh loohsuhnt) adjective partly or wholly permeable to X rays or other forms of radiation, and therefore not showing up in an X ray photograph. Compare radiopaque …   Australian English dictionary

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