- almost entirely transparent to radiation; almost entirely invisible in x-ray photographs and under fluoroscopy.
Origin of radiolucent
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The creature must be largely transparent to visible light, as human flesh is radiolucent to hard X-rays.Salvage in Space
John Stewart Williamson
- almost transparent to electromagnetic radiation, esp X-rays
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- Characterized by allowing passage of x-rays or other radiation; not radiopaque.
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