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transilluminate

[trans-i-loo-muh-neyt, tranz-] /ˌtræns ɪˈlu məˌneɪt, ˌtrænz-/
verb (used with object), transilluminated, transilluminating.
1.
to cause light to pass through.
2.
Medicine/Medical. to throw a strong light through (an organ or part) as a means of diagnosis.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; trans- + illuminate
Related forms
transillumination, noun
transilluminator, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for transilluminate

transilluminate

/ˌtrænzɪˈluːmɪˌneɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) (med) to pass a light through the wall of (a bodily cavity, membrane, etc) in order to detect fluid, lesions, etc
Derived Forms
transillumination, noun
transilluminator, noun
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