radiolucent

[rey-dee-oh-loo-suh nt]

adjective

almost entirely transparent to radiation; almost entirely invisible in x-ray photographs and under fluoroscopy.

Nearby words

  1. radiolocator,
  2. radiological,
  3. radiological anatomy,
  4. radiologist,
  5. radiology,
  6. radioluminescence,
  7. radiolysis,
  8. radioman,
  9. radiometeorograph,
  10. radiometer


Origin of radiolucent

First recorded in 1915–20; radio- + lucent

Related formsra·di·o·lu·cence, ra·di·o·lu·cen·cy, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for radiolucency

radiolucent

adjective

almost transparent to electromagnetic radiation, esp X-rays
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Medicine definitions for radiolucency

radiolucent

[rā′dē-ō-lōōsənt]

adj.

Characterized by allowing passage of x-rays or other radiation; not radiopaque.
Related formsra′di•o•lucen•cy n.


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