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con·spi·cu·i·ty

(kon'spi-kyū'i-tē),
The visibility of a structure of interest on a radiograph, a function of the inherent contrast of the structure and the complexity (noise) of the surrounding image.

con·spi·cu·i·ty

(kon'spi-kyū'i-tē)
The visibility of a structure of interest on a radiograph, a function of the inherent contrast of the structure and the complexity (noise) of the surrounding image.

conspicuity

In radiology, the relative visibility of a lesion — how well it stands out against the images received from neighboring tissues.
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The widespread damage caused by the Yellowstone wildfires, especially the destruction of the historic vegetation mosaic and its replacement with a monoculture of lodgepole pine, is a conspicuous example of the deterioration.
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The Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology research found that the large birds lift and point their bottoms towards the Sun to display their white body feathers, thereby becoming more conspicuous and visible to females.
2 : attracting attention (as by size or position) : conspicuous <Long hair covers her prominent ears.
Avanto's chapel links these disparate elements in the landscape without being an overtly conspicuous presence, despite its evident newness.
Vatican II's emphasis on social justice and individual conscience are conspicuous by their absence in Santorum's rendering.
Some proper names are misspelled, there are conspicuous typos and grammatical errors and in spots, the clumsy writing obscures meaning.
The main argument they've had to counter also plays a conspicuous role in debates over government efforts to discourage risky habits such as smoking, drinking, and overeating.
It was by honoring God in this way--through conspicuous expenditure--that a society of bankers and cloth merchants invested in the salvation of its soul.
That aside, Conspicuous is ``a gentleman in every way'' and has been so in the three years he has been with Kittow, taking big steps along a new learning curve as he goes.
Schools in France have begun expelling Muslim girls who continue to wear headscarves despite a law forbidding conspicuous religious symbols at public schools.
Another hypothesis was that the visual drama on a reef represents conspicuous warnings that certain fish bear distasteful or toxic flesh: "Eat at your own risk.