radiolucent

adjective ra·dio·lu·cent \ ˌrā-dē-ō-ˈlü-sᵊnt \

Definition of radiolucent

: partly or wholly permeable to radiation
  • radiolucent tissues

radiolucency

play \ˌrā-dē-ō-ˈlü-sᵊn(t)-sē\ noun

First Known Use of radiolucent

1917

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radiolucent

adjective ra·dio·lu·cent \ -ˈlüs-ᵊnt \

medical Definition of radiolucent

: partly or wholly permeable to radiation and especially X-rays — compare radiopaque

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