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lumen

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noun lu·men \ˈlü-mən\

Definition of lumen

plural lumens also lu·mi·na play \-mə-nə\

  1. 1 :  the cavity of a tubular organ or part <the lumen of a blood vessel>

  2. 2 :  the bore of a tube (as of a hollow needle or catheter)

  3. 3 :  a unit of luminous flux equal to the light emitted in a unit solid angle by a uniform point source of one candle intensity

lu·mi·nal also lu·men·al play \-mə-nəl\ adjective


Origin of lumen

New Latin lumin-, lumen, from Latin, light, air shaft, opening


First Known Use: 1873

Rhymes with lumen


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lumen

play
noun lu·men \ˈlü-mən\

Medical Definition of lumen

plural lu·mi·na \-mə-nə\play or lumens

  1. 1:  the cavity of a tubular organ or part <the lumen of a blood vessel>

  2. 2:  the bore of a tube (as of a hollow needle or catheter)

  3. 3:  a unit of luminous flux equal to the light emitted in a steradian by a uniform point source of one candle intensity




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