hyperintense

adjective

hy·​per·​in·​tense ˌhī-pər-in-ˈten(t)s How to pronounce hyperintense (audio)
variants or hyper-intense
1
: extremely or excessively intense
hyperintense focus
We never pushed him to race, having seen too many burnt-out kids with hyperintense parents in the various sports scenes we've been involved with, both as competitors and parents.Davis Phinney
2
hyperintense medical
: appearing as a bright or white spot or region in images of the brain (such as those produced by MRI)
hyperintense lesions
hyperintensity noun
or less commonly hyper-intensity
plural hyperintensities also hyper-intensities
All 10 tracks on the album are overproduced with the hyperintensity of hard rock opuses. Ralph Novak
They used an M.R.I. scan to measure brain volume and white matter hyperintensities, a radiological finding indicative of vascular damage. Nicholas Bakalar

Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyperintense was in 1877

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“Hyperintense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperintense. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

hyperintense

adjective
hy·​per·​in·​tense -in-ˈten(t)s How to pronounce hyperintense (audio)
: appearing as a bright or white spot or region in images of the brain (such as those produced by MRI)
hyperintense lesions
hyperintensity noun
plural hyperintensities
They used an M.R.I. scan to measure brain volume and white matter hyperintensities, a radiological finding indicative of vascular damage. Nicholas Bakalar, The New York Times
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