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dense

1. Physics having a high density
2. (of a photographic negative) having many dark or exposed areas
3. (of an optical glass, colour, etc.) transmitting little or no light

dense

[dens]
(graphic arts)
Very opaque because of a concentration of material, as pertaining to a negative or transparency that has been overdeveloped or overexposed.
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Bradley, seeing that he had as good an opportunity as the others to escape, now turned his attention to extricating himself; and as the woods seemed dense on the right, he ran in that direction, hoping that the close-set boles would prevent pursuit on the part of the great reptile.
Pushing their way through the dense brushwood, they looked out upon a scene which made their hearts beat harder and their breath come faster.
The first pink light of the rising sun glittered upon the steel caps and breastplates of dense masses of slingers and of crossbowmen, who drilled and marched in the spaces which had been left for their exercise.
On and on they pushed past the endless lines of tents, amid the dense swarms of horsemen and of footmen, until the huge royal pavilion stretched in front of them.
i] Dense breast tissue has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer and a decrease in mammography sensitivity.
Nearly 50% of women who undergo screening mammography are classified as having either heterogeneously or extremely dense breast tissue.
Twenty-one states currently have some type of breast density notification law, with most requiring that women be informed if their breasts are heterogeneously or extremely dense on screening digital mammography and suggesting that they discuss the need for supplemental imaging with their health care providers.
Kelly Roberts, MD, director of breast imaging curriculum at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System in Chicago, calls this finding alarming considering that a woman with extremely dense breasts has twice as much risk of developing cancer in the next 10 years as a woman with average density.
Whether a woman has dense breasts would be determined by a physician, according to the FDA announcement.
A computer program was employed to exhaustively form all possible dense word squares and rectangles of various small sizes and find all the invertible ones.
The researchers found the potential links by examining dense and non-dense tissue taken from the breasts of healthy volunteers.
Once a dense, transportable bale with maintainable integrity is created, it must be moved to storage or placed in a container for transportation.