Definition of opacify in English:

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opacify

Pronunciation: /ōˈpasəˌfī/

verb (opacifies, opacifying, opacified)

technical
Make or become opaque.
Example sentences
  • Thrombosed AVMs may not opacify during angiography and may only be recognized as areas of avascular mass effect or very subtle arteriovenous shunting.
  • Catheter shapes vary from flush catheters that opacify large vessels to selective catheters that can be introduced into branch vessels.
  • The normal gallbladder (without stones) becomes opacified after the ingestion of iodinated contrast tablets.

Derivatives

opacification

Pronunciation: /ōˌpasəfiˈkāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • The patient was a 65-year-old with diabetes mellitus who developed unilateral periorbital edema and facial swelling with sinus opacification on computed tomography.
  • On admission, chest radiograph showed bilateral lower lobe ground glass opacification, and there were bilateral lower lobe crackles on auscultation of the chest.
  • In some severe cases, diffuse opacification suggestive of acute respiratory distress syndrome develops despite intensive treatment.

opacifier

noun
Example sentences
  • The secondary components can be classified as decolorants, opacifiers, colorants, or refiners.
  • Technically, the tin does not improve the bead - unlike in later, true glass, where tin can act as an opacifier to deepen its colour.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: o·pac·i·fy

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