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opacification

 [o-pas″ĭ-fĭ-ka´shun]
the development of an opacity.

o·pac·i·fi·ca·tion

(ō-pas'i-fi-kā'shŭn),
1. The process of making opaque.
2. The formation of opacities.
[L. opacus, shady]

opacification

/opac·i·fi·ca·tion/ (o-pas″ĭ-fĭ-ka´shun)
1. the development of an opacity.
2. the rendering opaque to x-rays of a tissue or organ by introduction of a contrast medium.

opacification

Medtalk Clouding; making opaque. See Lenticular opacification.

o·pac·i·fi·ca·tion

(ō-pas'i-fi-kā'shŭn)
1. The process of making opaque.
2. The formation of opacities.
[L. opacus, shady]

o·pac·i·fi·ca·tion

(ō-pas'i-fi-kā'shŭn)
1. The process of making opaque.
2. The formation of opacities.
[L. opacus, shady]

opacification (ōpas´ifikā´shən),

n 1. the process of making something opaque.
n 2. the formation of opacities.

opacification

the development of an opacity.
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