patency

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noun pa·ten·cy \ˈpa-tən(t)-sē, ˈpā-\

Definition of patency

  1. :  the quality or state of being patent

First Known Use of patency

1656


Medical Dictionary

patency

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noun pa·ten·cy \ˈpat-ən-sē, ˈpāt-\

Medical Definition of patency

plural

patencies

  1. :  the quality or state of being open or unobstructed evaluating arterial patency


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