translucency


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Related to translucency: transparent, nuchal translucency

trans·lu·cent

 (trăns-lo͞o′sənt, trănz-)
adj.
Transmitting light but causing sufficient diffusion to prevent perception of distinct images.

[Latin trānslūcēns, trānslūcent-, present participle of trānslūcēre, to shine through : trāns-, trans- + lūcēre, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

trans·lu′cence, trans·lu′cen·cy n.
trans·lu′cent·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.translucency - the quality of allowing light to pass diffusely
uncloudedness, clarity, clearness - the quality of clear water; "when she awoke the clarity was back in her eyes"
Translations
شَفافِيَّه
průsvitnost
gennemskinnelighed
hálfgegnsæi
yarı saydamlılık

translucent

(trӕnsˈluːsnt) adjective
allowing light to pass through, but not transparent. translucent silk.
transˈlucence noun
transˈlucency noun
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In its hardness and translucency -- in its polish, equal to that of the finest oliva-shell -- in the bad smell given out, and loss of colour under the blowpipe -- it shows a close similarity with living sea-shells.
99 HHHH H THERE'S a translucency to Winter which cajoles you into the different brain spaces of Ali Smith's complicated cast.
PEEK-Optima trauma plates offer 50x better fatigue resistance than metal, along with x-ray translucency and stress-transfer characteristics that may accelerate the healing process and address the incidence of poor fracture repair or device failures that can occur with metal-based options.
Increased nuchal translucency and a dysmorphic appearance of the upper extremities can be useful in diagnosing CdLS prenatally.
1) First-trimester combined biochemical screening can detect up to 95% of fetuses with trisomy 21 and around 78% to 90% of other trisomies (with a false positive rate of 5%) (2) As an addition to the imaging of crown rump length and nuchal translucency, the increased use of trans-vaginal scan and the improved resolution of ultrasound machines has increased the detection of anomalies in the first trimester.
Specific subjects include multilayer modeling of skin color and translucency, based optical modeling of skin translucency, and the mathematics and biological process of skin pigmentation, among others.
Assessment of foetal nuchal translucency and first trimester serum biochemistry has proven to be a far superior screening test detecting 90% of foetuses with chromosomal abnormalities at a false positive rate of 3-5%.
Assessment of foetal nuchal translucency and first trimester serum biochemistry has proven to be a far superior screening test, detecting 90 per cent of foetuses with chromosomal abnormalities at a false positive rate of three to five per cent, Dr Ramanathan said.
In her work she explores the translucency of porcelain, when for instance layering coloured and white porcelain and deeply carving the surface, yet she also works with porcelain's material presence and it is this quality that probably resonates with Japanese and Korean audiences, for whom the translucency of porcelain (traditionally) has not been its primary aesthetic quality.
The non-invasive test screens pregnant women at increased risk of carrying a foetus with trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) or trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome), or those who have had an ultrasound showing a large nuchal translucency.
The quality of chrysoprase is judged in a similar way to jade, colour saturation and translucency being paramount.
Ivoclar Vivadent has expanded the shade range to offer three levels of translucency, the company explains.