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slightly penetrable by light rays.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Partially transparent; permitting light to pass through diffusely.
[L. translucens, fr. trans- + luceo, to shine through]
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(1) Radiolucent. 
(2) Allowing the passage of light.
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Allowing light to pass through.
[L. translucens, fr. trans- + luceo, to shine through]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


Pertains to a medium or substance that transmits light but diffuses or scatters it on the way so that objects cannot be seen through it, e.g. paraffin wax, tracing paper, cloth, smoke, fog, ground glass, etc. See transparent.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

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The translucence can be reduced (or increased) with slow (or fast) cooling of the part due to a modified crystalline structure.
The teacher's voice buzzes in the distance until hairs grow black on the jay, six legs sprout, eyes bulge, wings fade to veined translucence. It falls to the floor.
It added that they have the same "thickness, quality and translucence" as other pieces of Limoges china.
FARAWAY Long monotonous days, almost forgotten memories, In disorientating fog, Childhood thoughts, forlorn wishes of home, Of bridges spanning the mighty Tyne, Movement of air, a shift in the atmosphere, Broken into opacity and translucence, making me shiver, My hills, under the forgotten sky, Fog lifting, as a fine veil drawn away, in the blue distance and beyond, A shore, shadows on water, a clean breeze, clearing the bay, In my mind, the North East, my village, my home, my heart, My dearest wish, yet never spoken aloud, private, So long at sea, a moment of homesickness drawing me away, Faraway, taking me there, to a place no one knows where.
In succinct strokes Saville describes the plasticity of the skin, the durability of the skeleton, the translucence of the eye, all while allowing paint to keep its material identity.
Virtual team collaboration: building shared meaning, resolving breakdowns and creating translucence. Information System Journal, Vol.
(Evonik offers even better translucence.) Properties and pricing are similar to nylon 11 or 12.
Despite its crystallinity the DS grade is translucent and so can be processed into components with good contact transparency, and Evonik offers blends of the material with even better translucence.
Prising apart the shell reveals a labyrinth of subterranean lecture halls and concourses lined with milky white bianco lasa marble that captures and reflects the light, bathing the interior in a delicate, pearly translucence. Above, the 'offices for 1,000 professors' (a programmatic requirement that might have been scripted by Borges or Calvino) are corraled into narrow, cloistered bars and hung from a massive concrete roof structure to free up the ground plane for intensive excavation.
In addition, its inherent translucence lends it an appeal not found elsewhere.
foo jook, cut stalks of curdled skim, the draw of hoong jow, red replumped fortune, and in its stretchy drench, fun see rice noodle's long-life translucence. My uncle said: A recipe cannot support a roof, a boy cannot be a girl.
Gem lore also understood water to be what gives gems their transparence or translucence, and this quality, interpreted as a sign of the penetrating power of divine light, helps account for the preference for thin, translucent slabs of precious stones as altar stones.