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  • n. The quality of being lucent.
  • n. A pale area revealed in radiography, computed tomography, or similar examination technique.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being lucent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being lucent; brightness; luster; splendor.


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  • So now you get a 2 page report that says linear lucency in right 3rd rib, clinical correlation recommended, underinflated lung fields cannot exclude underlying interstitial disease and or masses.

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  • Even with the thin lucency of the moon, it was hard to distinguish shapes, but after a moment she heard the groan again, deep and plaintive, and realized it was the lowing of a cow.

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  • The trees and the shrubs had a moist lucency to their foliage.

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  • He looked at her, filled with the wonder of her — the smooth lucency of her, like molten porcelain.


  • At the back of the high altar is a second altar with pillars of alabaster, and the custodian places his candle behind the central ones to illustrate their soft lucency, and affirms that they are from Solomon's own temple.

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  • These are the Septemberers (Septembriseurs); a name of some note and lucency, -- but lucency of the Nether-fire sort; very different from that of our Bastille Heroes, who shone, disputable by no Friend of

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  • Diffusion of contrast material into the central lucency is characteristic of early cerebritis.

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  • A film taken 8 days later shows a large lucency replacing the opacity in the midlung zone.

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  • If the pine woods be characterized by cathedral solemnity, and the cedars and tamaracks by certain horrifical gloom, and the popples by a silvery sunshine, and the berry-clearings by grateful heat and the homely manner of familiar birds, then the great hardwood must be known as the dwelling-place of transparent shadows, of cool green lucency, and the repository of immemorial cheerful forest tradition which the traveller can hear of, but which he is never permitted actually to know.

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  • Note intact (b) and disrupted (d) nuclear membrane integrity (arrows); normal (a) and enlarged nucleus (nu) with nuclear electron-lucency (c); and intact (b) and swollen mitochondria (m) with disarrayed cristae (d).

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