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radiopaque

[ rey-dee-oh-peyk ]
/ ˌreɪ di oʊˈpeɪk /
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adjective

opaque to radiation; visible in x-ray photographs and under fluoroscopy (opposed to radiotransparent).

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Origin of radiopaque

First recorded in 1925–30; radi(o)- + opaque

OTHER WORDS FROM radiopaque

ra·di·o·pac·i·ty [rey-dee-oh-pas-i-tee], /ˌreɪ di oʊˈpæs ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for radiopaque

radiopaque

radio-opaque

/ (ˌreɪdɪəʊˈpeɪk) /

adjective

not permitting X-rays or other radiation to pass through

Derived forms of radiopaque

radiopacity (ˌreɪdɪəʊˈpæsɪtɪ) or radio-opacity, noun
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Medical definitions for radiopaque

radiopaque
[ rā′dē-ō-pāk ]

adj.

Relatively impenetrable by x-rays or other forms of radiation.
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