transilluminate
transitive verb Date: 1900 to cause light to pass through; especially to pass light through (a body part) for medical examination • transillumination nountransilluminator noun

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  • transilluminate — [trans΄i lo͞o′mə nāt΄, tranz΄i lo͞o′mə nāt΄] vt. transilluminated, transilluminating [ TRANS + ILLUMINATE] Med. to cause light to pass through the walls of (a body cavity) for purposes of examination transillumination n …   English World dictionary

  • transilluminate — transillumination, n. transilluminator, n. /trans i looh meuh nayt , tranz /, v.t., transilluminated, transilluminating. 1. to cause light to pass through. 2. Med. to throw a strong light through (an organ or part) as a means of diagnosis. [1885… …   Universalium

  • transilluminate — verb To pass light easily through an object, body part, or liquid …   Wiktionary

  • transilluminate — trans·il·lu·mi·nate .tran(t)s ə lü mə .nāt, .tranz vt, nat·ed; nat·ing to cause light to pass through esp to pass light through (a body part) for medical examination …   Medical dictionary

  • transilluminate — v. pass a strong light through something in examining it (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • transilluminate — trans·illuminate …   English syllables

  • transilluminate — trans•il•lu•mi•nate [[t]ˌtræns ɪˈlu məˌneɪt, ˌtrænz [/t]] v. t. nat•ed, nat•ing 1) to cause light to pass through 2) med to throw a strong light through (an organ or body part) as a means of diagnosis • Etymology: 1885–90 trans il•lu mi•na′tion,… …   From formal English to slang

  • transilluminate — /trænzəˈluməneɪt/ (say tranzuh loohmuhnayt) verb (t) (transilluminated, transilluminating) 1. to cause light to pass through. 2. Medicine to throw a strong light through (an organ or part) as a means of diagnosis. –transillumination… …   Australian English dictionary

  • transilluminate —   v.t. pass light through, especially through body for medical examination …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • transilluminate — v.tr. pass a strong light through for inspection, esp. for medical diagnosis. Derivatives: transillumination n …   Useful english dictionary

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