patency

noun

pa·​ten·​cy ˈpa-tᵊn(t)-sē How to pronounce patency (audio) ˈpā- How to pronounce patency (audio)
: the quality or state of being patent

Word History

First Known Use

1656, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of patency was in 1656

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“Patency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patency. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

patency

noun

pa·​ten·​cy ˈpat-ᵊn-sē How to pronounce patency (audio) ˈpāt- How to pronounce patency (audio)
plural patencies
: the quality or state of being open or unobstructed
evaluating arterial patency
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