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patency

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noun pa·ten·cy \ˈpa-tən(t)-sē, ˈpā-\

Definition of patency

  1. :  the quality or state of being patent



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First Known Use of patency

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patency

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noun pa·ten·cy \ˈpat-ən-sē, ˈpāt-\

Medical Definition of patency

plural pa·ten·cies

  1. :  the quality or state of being open or unobstructed <evaluating arterial patency>




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