A region on a chest film showing greater than normal film blackening from increased transmission of x-rays. See unilateral h. lung. [hyper- + L. lucens, shining, fr. luceo, to shine]

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hy·per·lu·cent -'lüs-ənt adj being excessively radiolucent <a \hyperlucent lung>
hy·per·lu·cen·cy -'lüs-ən-sē n, pl -cies

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