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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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An official of motorway police informed that few areas of M1 and M2 are closed during dense fog while a prior advisory has been issued for the convenience of general public.
org says that research has shown that dense breasts can be six times more likely to develop cancer.
Dense breasts appear more opaque than fatty breasts on mammography, which is why it can be harder to detect a cancerous tumor.
almost entirely fatty--on mammography most of the tissue appears dark gray while small amounts of dense (or fibroglandular) tissue display as light gray or white.
Comment: Due to these data, and some assertive women's health scientists and activists, certain states now require that women found to have dense breast tissue on screening mammography be provided a letter informing them of these findings and then encouraged to follow up with their primary-care provider to discuss risk and screening guidelines.
Overall, 47% of the study participants had extremely dense or heterogeneously dense breasts.
Compare venturi pumps with modern dense phase pumps Traditional venturi pumps (Fig.
Breast cancer detection by mammography is more challenging in dense breasts, which have a high amount of fibroglandular tissue, as compared with the fatty tissue seen in less-dense breasts.
Exactly two invertibly dense 4x4's were found, and these have the maximal area (16 units) of all invertible squares and rectangles.
The researchers found the potential links by examining dense and non-dense tissue taken from the breasts of healthy volunteers.
He wants bales that are dense, a convenient size for his trucks and that don't fall apart.
Using their new model, which includes variations of the solar cycle, the researchers calculated that future increases in greenhouse gases could reduce the density of the air at that altitude--which is approximately one-billionth as dense as it is at sea level--by about another 3 percent by 2017.