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patency

Syllabification: pa·ten·cy
Pronunciation: /ˈpatn-sē, ˈpātn-
 
/

Definition of patency in English:

noun

Medicine
1The condition of being open, expanded, or unobstructed.
Example sentences
  • Because of the poor prognosis, palliative methods are needed to maintain airway patency.
  • Most patients will maintain airway patency although some may require intubation with mechanical ventilation.
  • But the possibility of natural conception depends on the tubal patency and ovulatory function.

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