[ puh-loo-sid ]
/ pəˈlu sɪd /


allowing the maximum passage of light, as glass; translucent.
clear or limpid: pellucid waters.
clear in meaning, expression, or style: a pellucid way of writing.

Origin of pellucid

1610–20; < Latin pellūcidus, variant of perlūcidus. See per-, lucid

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British Dictionary definitions for pellucid

/ (pɛˈluːsɪd) /


transparent or translucent
extremely clear in style and meaning; limpid

Derived forms of pellucid

pellucidly, adverbpellucidity or pellucidness, noun

Word Origin for pellucid

C17: from Latin pellūcidus, variant of perlūcidus, from perlūcēre to shine through, from per through + lūcēre to shine
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Medicine definitions for pellucid

[ pə-lōōsĭd ]


Admitting the passage of light; transparent or translucent.
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