radio lucent


almost entirely transparent to radiation; almost entirely invisible in x-ray photographs and under fluoroscopy.

1915–20; radio- + lucent

radiolucence, radiolucency, noun Unabridged
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radiolucent (ˌreɪdɪəʊˈluːsənt)
almost transparent to electromagnetic radiation, esp X-rays

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radiolucent ra·di·o·lu·cent (rā'dē-ō-lōō'sənt)
Characterized by allowing passage of x-rays or other radiation; not radiopaque.

ra'di·o·lu'cen·cy n.
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