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radiopaque

 
obstructing the passage of radiant energy, such as x-rays, the representative areas appearing light or white on the exposed film.
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ra·di·o·paque

(rā'dē-ō-pāk'),
Exhibiting relative opacity to, or impenetrability by, x-rays or any other form of radiation. Compare: radiolucent.
Synonym(s): radiodense
[radio- + Fr. opaque fr. L. opacus, shady]
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radiopaque

(rā′dē-ō-pāk′)
adj.
Not allowing the passage of x-rays or other radiation.

ra′di·o·pac′i·ty (-ō-păs′ĭ-tē) n.
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radiopaque

adjective Referring to a material or tissue that blocks passage of X-rays, and has a bone or near-bone density; radiopaque structures are white or nearly white on conventional X-rays.
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radiopaque

adjective Referring to a material or tissue that blocks passage of x-rays, and has a bone or near bone density; radiopaque structures are white or near white on conventional x-rays. Cf Radiolucent.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ra·di·o·paque

(rā'dē-ō-pāk')
Exhibiting relative opacity to, or impenetrability by, x-rays or any other form of radiation.
Compare: radiolucent
Synonym(s): radiodense.
[radio- + Fr. opaque fr. L. opacus, shady]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

radiopaque

Offering major resistance to the passage of X-rays. Radiopaque substances, such as barium sulphate and iodine-containing liquids, are commonly used to outline hollow structures, especially in the intestinal canal and the urinary system. See also BARIUM MEAL and intravenous or retrograde UROGRAPHY.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

ra·di·o·paque

(rā'dē-ō-pāk')
Exhibiting relative opacity to, or impenetrability by, x-rays or any other form of radiation.
Compare: radiolucent
[radio- + Fr. opaque fr. L. opacus, shady]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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