Definition of transilluminate in English:



[with object]
  • Pass strong light through (an organ or part of the body) in order to detect disease or abnormality.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Our first experiments used point stimulation to compare the epi-illuminated and transilluminated voltage-dependent signal.’
    • ‘The subsurface peak does have the effect of moving the apparent source of the transilluminated signal deeper into the tissue.’



/ˌtransɪˈluːmɪneɪt/ /5trɑːns-/ /-ˈljuː-/ /-nz-/