Definition of patency in English:


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


  • 1The condition of being open, expanded, or unobstructed.
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    • 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.
  • 1.1The condition of showing detectable parasite infection.

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