transillumination

transilluminate

[trans-i-loo-muh-neyt, tranz-]
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:
1885–90; trans- + illuminate

transillumination, noun
transilluminator, noun
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transilluminate (ˌtrænzɪˈluːmɪˌneɪt)
 
vb
(tr) med to pass a light through the wall of (a bodily cavity, membrane, etc) in order to detect fluid, lesions, etc
 
transillumi'nation
 
n
 
transil'luminator
 
n

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