RADIOPACITIES

radiopaque

[rey-dee-oh-peyk]
adjective
opaque to radiation; visible in x-ray photographs and under fluoroscopy (opposed to radiotransparent ).
Compare radiolucent.


Origin:
1925–30; radi(o)- + opaque

radiopacity [rey-dee-oh-pas-i-tee] , noun
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radiopaque or radio-opaque (ˌreɪdɪəʊˈpeɪk)
 
adj
not permitting X-rays or other radiation to pass through
 
radio-opaque or radio-opaque
 
adj
 
radiopacity or radio-opaque
 
n
 
radio-o'pacity or radio-opaque
 
n

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radiopaque ra·di·o·paque (rā'dē-ō-pāk')
adj.
Relatively impenetrable by x-rays or other forms of radiation.

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