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mottle

 [mot´'l]
a disturbance in a recorded radiographic image.
grid mottle in radiology, a widening of grid lines when the grid is in motion.
quantum mottle variations in optical density on a radiograph.

mot·tle

(mot'tĕl),
Fine inhomogeneity of an area of generally uniform opacity on a photograph or radiograph; noise.
[fr. motley, fr. M.E. mot, speck]

mot·tle

(mot'tĕl)
Fine inhomogeneity of an area of generally uniform opacity on a photograph or radiograph; noise.
[fr. motley, fr. M.E. mot, speck]