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opacity

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noun opac·i·ty \ō-ˈpas-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of opacity

plural opacities

  1. 1:  the quality or state of a body that makes it impervious to the rays of light; broadly :  the relative capacity of matter to obstruct by absorption or reflection the transmission of radiant energy (as X-rays, infrared radiation, or sound)

  2. 2:  an opaque spot in a normally transparent structure (as the lens of the eye)





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