patency

noun
pa·​ten·​cy | \ ˈpa-tᵊn(t)-sē How to pronounce patency (audio) , ˈpā- How to pronounce patency (audio) \

Definition of patency

: the quality or state of being patent

First Known Use of patency

1656, in the meaning defined above

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“Patency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patency. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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patency

noun
pa·​ten·​cy | \ ˈpat-ᵊn-sē How to pronounce patency (audio) , ˈpāt- How to pronounce patency (audio) \
plural patencies

Medical Definition of patency

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

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