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opaque

 [o-pāk]
impervious to light rays or, by extension, to x-rays or other electromagnetic radiation; neither translucent nor transparent.

o·paque

(ō-pāk'),
Impervious to light; not translucent or only slightly so. Compare: radiopaque.
[Fr. fr. L. opacus, shady]

opaque

(o-pāk´) impervious to light rays or, by extension, to x-rays or other electromagnetic radiation.

opaque

[ōpāk′]
Etymology: L, opacus, obscure
1 pertaining to a substance or surface that neither transmits nor allows the passage of light.
2 neither transparent nor translucent.

o·paque

(ō-pāk')
Impervious to light; not translucent or only slightly so.
Compare: radiopaque
[Fr. fr. L. opacus, shady]

opaque 

Impervious to the passage of light. See transparent.

o·paque

(ō-pāk')
Impervious to light; not translucent or only slightly so.
Compare: radiopaque
[Fr. fr. L. opacus, shady]

opaque (ōpāk´),

adj relatively impenetrable to light. See also opacity, optical.

opaque

impervious to light rays or, by extension, to x-rays or other electromagnetic radiation; neither translucent nor transparent.
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