transilluminate

verb
trans·​il·​lu·​mi·​nate | \ ˌtran(t)s-ə-ˈlü-mə-ˌnāt How to pronounce transilluminate (audio) , ˌtranz- \
transilluminated; transilluminating; transilluminates

Definition of transilluminate

transitive verb

: to cause light to pass through especially : to pass light through (a body part) for medical examination

Other Words from transilluminate

transillumination \ ˌtran(t)s-​ə-​ˌlü-​mə-​ˈnā-​shən How to pronounce transillumination (audio) , ˌtranz-​ \ noun
transilluminator \ ˌtran(t)s-​ə-​ˈlü-​mə-​ˌnā-​tər How to pronounce transilluminator (audio) , ˌtranz-​ \ noun

First Known Use of transilluminate

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of transilluminate was in 1890

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“Transilluminate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transilluminate. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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transilluminate

transitive verb
trans·​il·​lu·​mi·​nate | \ ˌtran(t)s-ə-ˈlü-mə-ˌnāt, ˌtranz- How to pronounce transilluminate (audio) \
transilluminated; transilluminating

Medical Definition of transilluminate

: to cause light to pass through especially : to pass light through (a body part) for medical examination

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