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ra·di·o·lu·cent

(rā'dē-ō-lū'sĕnt),
Relatively penetrable by x-rays or other forms of radiation. Compare: radiopaque.
[radio- + L. lucens, shining]

radiolucent

/ra·dio·lu·cent/ (ra″de-o-loo´sent) permitting the passage of radiant energy, such as x-rays, with little attenuation, the representative areas appearing dark on the exposed film.

radiolucent

(rā′dē-ō-lo͞o′sənt)
adj.
Allowing the passage of x-rays or other radiation; not radiopaque.

ra′di·o·lu′cen·cy n.

radiolucent

[-lo̅o̅′sənt]
Etymology: L, radiare, to emit rays, lucere, to shine
pertaining to materials that allow x-rays to penetrate with a minimum of absorption.

radiolucent

adjective Referring to a material or tissue that allows the facile passage of X-rays (i.e., has an air or near-air density); radiolucent structures are black or near black on conventional X-rays

radiolucent

adjective Referring to a material or tissue that allows the facile passage of x-rays–ie, has an air or near air density; radiolucent structures are black or near black on conventional x-rays. Cf Radiopaque.

ra·di·o·lu·cent

(rā'dē-ō-lū'sĕnt)
Relatively penetrable by x-rays or other forms of radiation.
Compare: radiopaque
[radio- + L. lucens, shining]

radiolucent

offering minimal obstruction to passage of X-rays

ra·di·o·lu·cent

(rā'dē-ō-lū'sĕnt)
Relatively penetrable by x-rays or other forms of radiation.
[radio- + L. lucens, shining]

radiolucent (rā´dēōloo´sent),

adj permitting the passage of radiant energy, with relatively little attenuation by absorption. The image of radiolucent materials on a radiograph ranges from shades of gray to black.

radiolucent

permitting the passage of radiant energy, such as x-rays, yet offering some resistance to it, the representative areas appearing dark on the exposed film.