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translucent

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translucent

adjective trans·lu·cent \-sənt\

: not completely clear or transparent but clear enough to allow light to pass through

Full Definition of TRANSLUCENT

1
:  permitting the passage of light:
a :  clear, transparent <translucent water>
b :  transmitting and diffusing light so that objects beyond cannot be seen clearly
2
:  free from disguise or falseness <his translucent patriotism — Newsweek>
trans·lu·cent·ly adverb

Origin of TRANSLUCENT

Latin translucent-, translucens, present participle of translucēre to shine through, from trans- + lucēre to shine — more at light
First Known Use: 1607

translucent

adjective trans·lu·cent \-ənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRANSLUCENT

:  permitting the passage of light; especially :  transmitting and diffusing light so that objects beyond cannot be seen clearly

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