- to cause light to pass through.
- Medicine/Medical. to throw a strong light through (an organ or part) as a means of diagnosis.
Origin of transilluminate
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- (tr) med to pass a light through the wall of (a bodily cavity, membrane, etc) in order to detect fluid, lesions, etc
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