hyperintense

adjective hy·per·in·tense \ ˌhī-pər-in-ˈten(t)s \
variants: or hyper-intense
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

hyperintensity

play \ˌhī-pər-in-ˈten(t)-sə-tē\ 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


Medical Dictionary

hyperintense

adjective hy·per·in·tense \ -in-ˈten(t)s \

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

hyperintensity

play \-in-ˈten(t)-sət-ē\ 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 BakalarThe New York Times28 Feb. 2012

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