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shad·ow

(shad'ō),
1. A surface area defined by the interception of light or x-rays by a body.
See also: density (3).
2. In jungian psychology, the coalescence of the disowned, unacceptable aspects of the personality that exist within the personal unconscious. Compare: persona.
3. Synonym(s): achromocyte

shadow

[shad′ō]
Etymology: AS, sceadu
in psychology, an archetype that represents the unacceptable aspects and components of behavior.
Graduate education A medical student or intern who closely follows a clinician, resident, mentor, etc., while doing rounds
Imaging A subtle change on a film suggesting a possible lesion

shadow

Graduate education A medical student or intern who closely follows a clinician, resident, mentor, etc while doing rounds Imaging A subtle change on a film suggesting a possible lesion. See Gloved finger shadow, Ring shadow, Rocker bottom shadow.

shad·ow

(shad'ō)
1. A surface area defined by the interception of light or x-rays by a body.
See also: density (3)
2. psychology In jungian terms, the archetype consisting of collective animal instincts.
3. Synonym(s): achromocyte.

shadow 

A darkened area from which rays from a source of light are excluded. The shadow pattern cast by light (e.g. sunlight, ceiling fixtures) is such a common sight that if light shines from the opposite direction (e.g. from the ground upward) the normal shadow pattern will be reversed and so will perception; depressions will appear as mounds or vice versa. Shadows offer a cue to depth perception, as when trying to judge the shape of objects. See penumbra; depth perception.

shad·ow

(shad'ō)
Surface area defined by interception of light or x-rays by a body.
References in classic literature ?
Jessie Carr's half-frightened smile took refuge in the trembling shadows of her dark lashes; Christie Carr stiffened slightly, and looked straight before her.
The words were still in his hearing as just spoken--distinctly in his hearing as ever spoken words had been in his life--when the weary passenger started to the consciousness of daylight, and found that the shadows of the night were gone.
The terrors of your death shall haunt the slumbers of the red men through all the ages to come; they will shudder in the shadows of the night as their fathers tell them of the awful vengeance of the green men; of the power and might and hate and cruelty of Tal Hajus.
I gave one more look into the blue shadows that had swallowed up this odd creature, and then retraced my way down the slope towards the stream, going as I judged in the direction from which I had come.
When the King saw how pale and sad the gentle face had grown, how thin her robe, and weak her wings, and yet how lovingly the golden shadows fell around her and brightened as they lay upon the wand, which, guided by patient love, had made his once desolate home so bright, he could not be cruel to the one who had done so much for him, and in kindly tone he said,--
In dying, do they not rather waste away mournfully, rendering unto God, little by little, their existence, as these trees render up shadow after shadow, exhausting their substance unto dissolution?
Gaily bedight, A gallant knight, In sunshine and in shadow, Had journeyed long, Singing a song, In search of Eldorado.
she cried, "throw over me the mantle of thy protection; let me creep into the shadow of thy strength, that I may be saved.
On glancing sideways by chance, he perceived a sort of shadow crawling after him along the walls.
I do not know, Alice," he answered gravely, "it is too dark to see so far, and it may have been but a shadow cast by the rising moon.
She passed through the grove like a shadow, and like a shadow she sailed across the garden.
There was another light in the room now, a thousand times brighter than the night-lights, and in the time we have taken to say this, it had been in all the drawers in the nursery, looking for Peter's shadow, rummaged the wardrobe and turned every pocket inside out.