Definition of Radiolucent

1. Adjective. Almost complete transparent to X-rays or other forms of radiation. "Radiolucent tissues"

Antonyms: Radiopaque



Definition of Radiolucent

1. Adjective. transparent to X-rays ¹

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Definition of Radiolucent

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Radiolucent

1. X-rays shine right through things that are radiolucent ( lucere in latin means to shine). Radiolucent structures appear black on exposed X-ray film. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Radiolucent

radiological
radiological-weapon
radiological anatomy
radiological enteroclysis
radiological sphincter
radiological weapon
radiological weapons
radiologically
radiologies
radiologist
radiologists
radiology
radiology information systems
radiolucencies
radiolucency
radiolucent (current term)
radioluminescence
radiolus
radiolyse
radiolyses
radiolysis
radiolytic
radiolytically
radiomagnesium
radioman
radiomanganese
radiomen
radiomercury
radiomeric
radiometal

Literary usage of Radiolucent

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1. Oral Roentgenology: A Roentgen Study of the Anatomy and Pathology of the by Kurt Hermann Thoma (1917)
"Roentgen Examination: Shows large radiolucent area indicating an apical granuloma. The root canal is partly tilled and divides into two channels at the apex ..."

2. Elementary and Dental Radiography by Howard Riley Raper (1918)
"... or a radiolucent (depending on the degree of X-ray penetration) area at the end of such and such a tooth." It seems to me these words will prove to be ..."

3. Oral Sepsis in Its Relationship to Systemic Disease by William Waddell Duke (1918)
"... Significance of radiolucent areas 52 Significance of radiolucent areas in bone other than that of the alveolar process 52 Comparison between infection ..."

4. The Journal of the Allied Dental Societies by Allied Dental Societies (U.S.) (1918)
"There are a number of teeth in that mouth with imperfect root fillings, but only one in which there is a positive disclosure of a radiolucent area. ..."

5. Dental Electro-therapeutics by Ernest Sturridge (1918)
"... as in the preliminary stages no bone decalcification has as yet taken place, consequently no radiolucent area will show on the film. ..."

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