Definition of transilluminate in English:

transilluminate

Line breaks: trans|illu¦min|ate
Pronunciation: /ˌtransɪˈluːmɪneɪt
 
, 5trɑːns-, -ˈljuː-, -nz-/

verb

[with object]
  • Pass strong light through (an organ or part of the body) in order to detect disease or abnormality.
    More example sentences
    • The light then transilluminates the vessels from underneath.
    • The technology is based on creating a virtual light source deep within tissue that transilluminates vessels.
    • We present here the first systematic demonstration that transilluminated fluorescence may be used to detect electrical activity within cardiac muscle.

Derivatives

transillumination

Pronunciation: /-ˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • When evaluating a suspected pneumothorax, auscultation and transillumination of the chest should be performed.
  • The entire procedure is performed under direct visualization by using transillumination so the surgeon visually can confirm when the vessels are removed completely.
  • The artery should be easily palpable or visible with transillumination.

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