- radiolucent [rā΄dē ō lo͞o′sənt]adj.[ RADIO- + LUCENT]offering little or no resistance to the passage of X-rays or other forms of radiant energyradiolucencyn.
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Radiolucent — Anything that permits the penetration and passage of X rays or other forms of radiation. Radiolucent is as opposed to radiopaque (which refers to anything that blocks the penetration of X rays). Plastic is usually radiolucent. If a child swallows … Medical dictionary
radiolucent — adj. having the property of being transparent to X rays. Radiopacity decreases with atomic number of the element. Radiolucent materials, such as beryllium, are used to construct windows in X ray tubes to allow the X rays to escape from the tube.… … The new mediacal dictionary
radiolucent — adjective Date: 1917 partly or wholly permeable to radiation < radiolucent tissues > • radiolucency noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
radiolucent — adjective almost complete transparent to X rays or other forms of radiation radiolucent tissues • Ant: ↑radiopaque … Useful english dictionary
radiolucent — radiolucence, radiolucency, n. /ray dee oh looh seuhnt/, adj. almost entirely transparent to radiation; almost entirely invisible in x ray photographs and under fluoroscopy. Cf. radiopaque, radiotransparent. [1915 20; RADIO + LUCENT] * * * … Universalium
radiolucent — adjective transparent to X rays Ant: radiopaque … Wiktionary
radiolucent — adj. transparent to radiation, allowing radiation to pass through … English contemporary dictionary
radiolucent — ra·dio·lu·cent … English syllables
radiolucent — ra•di•o•lu•cent [[t]ˌreɪ di oʊˈlu sənt[/t]] adj. med almost entirely transparent to radiation; almost entirely invisible in x ray photographs and under fluoroscopy • Etymology: 1915–20 ra di•o•lu′cence, ra di•o•lu′cen•cy, n … From formal English to slang
radiolucent — /ˌreɪdioʊˈlusənt/ (say .raydeeoh loohsuhnt) adjective partly or wholly permeable to X rays or other forms of radiation, and therefore not showing up in an X ray photograph. Compare radiopaque … Australian English dictionary