silhouette

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silhouette

outline of a figure. The sharpness of the silhouette is a function of the shape, size and density of the object. This is most marked in radiography.

basketball-shaped silhouette
the enlarged cardiac outline seen in the dorsal-ventral view of the thorax in a dog with chronic pericardial effusion.
silhouette sign
produced when two fluid densities are contiguous and the individual outline of each is lost. Commonly used in the evaluation of chest problems.
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However, in December 1995 Hartlauer announced that it had succeeded in acquiring 21,000 pairs of Silhoutte spectacles abroad.
Luxuriant swathes, an egg-timer silhoutte and a loner, mid-calf hemline defined one of fashion's most iconographic images of the twentieth century.
For example, says Jones, the jean line, which accounts for 50% of the company's sales volume, has "a bigger silhoutte, a more tapered waist, wider hips and a longer length than anything you'll find in a Calvin Klein.
99 a copy, continues to hold ground despite the recession, says Lorina Sacilotto, Silhoutte marketing manager.
Crosman Air Guns unveiled a couple of new airgun models, the 1389 Backpacker Carbine and the SSP-250 silhoutte pistol.