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Definition of Radiolucent

Radiolucent: Permeable to one or another form of radiation, such as X-rays. Radiolucent objects do not block radiation but let it pass. Plastic is usually radiolucent. The opposite of radiolucent is radiopaque.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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