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radiolucency

Pronunciation: ra'de-o-lu'sen-se

Definition: A region of a radiograph showing increased exposure, either because of greater transradiancy of the corresponding portion of the subject or because of inhomogeneity in the source of radiation, such as off-center positioning.

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