Definition of patency in English:

patency

Line breaks: pa¦tency
Pronunciation: /ˈpeɪt(ə)nsi
 
/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • 1The condition of being open or unobstructed: the procedure was successful in restoring the patency of the fallopian tubes [as modifier]: patency rates
    More 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.
  • 1.1The condition of showing detectable parasite infection: a complication, once patency is established in the bitch, is contamination of the environment with eggs

More definitions of patency

Definition of patency in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kərf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw