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transilluminate

[ trans-i-loo-muh-neyt, tranz- ]
/ 藢tr忙ns 瑟藞lu m蓹藢ne瑟t, 藢tr忙nz- /
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verb (used with object), trans路il路lu路mi路nat路ed, trans路il路lu路mi路nat路ing.
to cause light to pass through.
Medicine/Medical. to throw a strong light through (an organ or part) as a means of diagnosis.
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Origin of transilluminate

First recorded in 1885鈥90; trans- + illuminate

OTHER WORDS FROM transilluminate

trans路il路lu路mi路na路tion, nountrans路il路lu路mi路na路tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for transilluminate

transilluminate
/ (藢tr忙nz瑟藞lu藧m瑟藢ne瑟t) /

verb
(tr) med to pass a light through the wall of (a bodily cavity, membrane, etc) in order to detect fluid, lesions, etc

Derived forms of transilluminate

transillumination, nountransilluminator, noun
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