Patency definition

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The state or quality of being obvious.
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(medicine) The state or quality of being open, expanded, or unblocked.
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The state or quality of being patent, or obvious.
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(med.) The state of being open or unobstructed.
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The state or quality of being obvious.
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(medicine) The state or quality of being open, expanded, or unblocked.
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(medicine) The degree of openness of a tube, such as a blood vessel or catheter; the relative absence of blockage. Measured in percent.
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(uncountable) Obviousness; clarity.
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Patency is defined as the state of being open or unobstructed, or showing an infection of parasites.

When your arteries are free from obstruction, this is an example of patency.

When you have an infection of parasites large enough to be detected, this is an example of patency.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
patency
Plural:
patencies

Origin of patency

  • patent +"Ž -cy

    From Wiktionary