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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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I explained that we would be cutting out silhouettes of something the music had inspired us to imagine while we were painting.
Constructed silhouettes frame the shoulders with military precision and solid, broad, golden belts accentuate the waist.
Because the scores were so close and just for fun we had the two guys do a shoot off on the pig silhouettes.
Let's remember that silhouettes are the epitome of two-dimensional space.
Her careful attention to detail makes her unique among the dwindling number of silhouette artists still working today, said Mark.
Moving along to contemporary times, students immediately recognized silhouettes from Apple iPod advertisements.
Immediately behind the X-43 silhouettes is the plane's last marking, words from the old Looney Tunes sign-off: ``T-tha .
The narrow focus on creating paper silhouettes for a range of projects makes Julie Hasler's Silhouettes In Cross Stitch an inspiration gained from the art world.
We made a conscious decision to not show any penis silhouettes, but people still think they see them," says Jorgensen.
We explore how well an object's shape can be recovered solely from its silhouettes.
Silhouettes have been used as decorations for books - Ernest H Sheperd used them brilliantly in several publications including Dream Days and in Germany during the 19th century Karl Frolich made the silhouette a special feature of a book which showed children at their games in pretty country landscapes.