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trans·il·lu·mi·na·tion

(trans'i-lū'mi-nā'shŭn),
Method of examination by the passage of light through tissues or a body cavity.
[trans- + L. illumino, pp. -atus, to light up]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

transillumination

(trăns′ĭ-lo͞o′mə-nā′shən, trănz′-)
n.
The passing of a light through the walls of a body part or organ to facilitate medical inspection.

trans′il·lu′mi·nate′ (-lo͞o′mə-nāt′) v.
trans′il·lu′mi·na′tor n.
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transillumination

Clinical practice The shining of a light through a tissue or body region to detect masses or other lesions
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

trans·il·lu·mi·na·tion

(tranz'i-lū'mi-nā'shŭn)
Passage of light through a solid or liquid substance for diagnostic examination.
[trans- + L. illumino, pp. -atus, to light up]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

transillumination

A method of examination in which a bright light is shone through tissue to try to determine whether it contains abnormal structures such as a solid tumour.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Transillumination

A technique of checking for tooth decay by shining a light behind the patient's teeth. Decayed areas show up as spots or shadows.
Mentioned in: Tooth Decay
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

transillumination 

1. The shining of light through a translucent membrane. This is principally used to better visualize ocular tumours, cysts or haemorrhages within the eye. It is accomplished by directing a narrow intense beam of light on the side of the eye. Example: If a tumour is present in the eye some light will not be reflected and the pupil will appear partially or completely black, instead of bright red as when the healthy eye is thus illuminated. Syn. transcleral illumination.
2. See retro- illumination.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

trans·il·lu·mi·na·tion

(tranz'i-lū'mi-nā'shŭn)
Method of examination by passage of light through tissues or a body cavity.
[trans- + L. illumino, pp. -atus, to light up]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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After electrophoresis the gel was visualized on UV transilluminator and was photographed under UV light on gel documentation system (BioRad Corporation, USA).
RNA integrity was analysed by running the samples on a 1% agarose gel stained with GelRed[TM] (Biotium, Hayward, CA, USA) and visualised using an ultraviolet (UV) transilluminator.
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