hyperintense

adjective
hy·​per·​in·​tense | \ ˌhī-pər-in-ˈten(t)s How to pronounce hyperintense (audio) \
variants: or hyper-intense

Definition of hyperintense

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

Other Words from hyperintense

hyperintensity \ ˌhī-​pər-​in-​ˈten(t)-​sə-​tē How to pronounce hyperintensity (audio) \ or less commonly hyper-intensity noun, 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

First Known Use of hyperintense

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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hyperintense

adjective
hy·​per·​in·​tense | \ -in-ˈten(t)s How to pronounce hyperintense (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperintense

: appearing as a bright or white spot or region in images of the brain (such as those produced by MRI) hyperintense lesions

Other Words from hyperintense

hyperintensity \ -​in-​ˈten(t)-​sət-​ē How to pronounce hyperintensity (audio) \ 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, 28 Feb. 2012

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