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lucency

Pronunciation: lu'sent-se

Definition: In radiology, a region in an image caused by an absorber of lower x-ray attenuation than its surrounding tissues; in general, the opposite of opacity.

[fr. L. lucens, shining, fr. luceo, to shine]

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