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transillumination

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The passing of a light through the walls of a body part or organ to facilitate medical inspection.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The examination of a body part, or a tissue sample, by shining light through it

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shining through; the process of causing light to pass through; specifically, in medicine, the throwing of a strong light through an organ or portion of the body as a means of diagnosis.

Etymologies

trans- +‎ illumination (Wiktionary)

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