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radiolucent

[rey-dee-oh-loo-suh nt]
adjective
  1. almost entirely transparent to radiation; almost entirely invisible in x-ray photographs and under fluoroscopy.
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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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Examples from the Web for radiolucent

Historical Examples

  • The creature must be largely transparent to visible light, as human flesh is radiolucent to hard X-rays.

    Salvage in Space

    John Stewart Williamson


British Dictionary definitions for radiolucent

radiolucent

adjective
  1. almost transparent to electromagnetic radiation, esp X-rays
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radiolucent in Medicine

radiolucent

(rā′dē-ō-lōōsənt)
adj.
  1. Characterized by allowing passage of x-rays or other radiation; not radiopaque.
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Related formsra′di•o•lucen•cy n.
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