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The quality of being able to see through a material whereby the distant image is hazy or foggy. The terms "translucent" and "transparent" are often used synonymously, but they are not the same. A translucent area in an image would be like looking through frosted or smoked glass to the underlying background. A transparent area would be like looking through clear glass.

Not Well Supported
True translucency is not supported in many graphics formats as an attribute of the image. Although the visual effect of translucency can always be simulated in an image by using an image editing program, the actual translucent area is opaque, and the underlying background does not show through.

Translucency is an advanced technique; for example, Adobe's PostScript and HP's PCL language do not support translucency; however, Adobe's PDF, which came later, does support it. Images formatted with true translucency that are printed in PostScript and PCL are flattened into opaque images that tend to have visual artifacts. See alpha blending.

Translucent Borders
See-through, translucent window borders were one of the eye-candy features in the Aero interface introduced in Windows Vista. Articles about Aero erroneously refer to "transparent windows" more than they do "translucent windows."


The quality of a material that transmits light sufficiently diffused to eliminate any perception of distinct images beyond.
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Abnormal first-trimester fetal nuchal translucency and Cornelia de Lange syndrome.
The examination was carried out by 4 doctors trained and certified in nuchal translucency measurement.
8220;Whilst I was the Director of Foetal Medicine at Corniche Hospital in Abu Dhabi, a review of foetal medicine statistics showed that the number of women who had risk assessment using nuchal translucency was only 6%,” says Dr Ramanathan.
The nuchal translucency (NT), which is the fluid behind the foetal neck, is measured between 11-14 weeks to determine the risk of the foetus having not only a chromosomal abnormality, but also cardiac, other structural abnormality in the foetus, or a genetic disorder.
The main effect due to cutting shape affected significantly translucency score (p < 0.
Abnormal first-trimester Doppler findings also appear to predict Down syndrome and other adverse outcomes independently of a normal nuchal translucency measurement.
We utilized glass walls throughout the space to ensure translucency, and so that natural lighting would reach the core of the space where the private offices are located," added Skidds.
The translucency of the pigment allows the whiteness of the paper to show through, giving it a life and light of its own.
Nuchal translucency and ductus venosus as ultrasound markers of chromosomal abnormalities.
Features include smooth surfaces that resist bacteria build-up, no taste or odor transfer to fluids, sterilizable/autoclavable characteristics, translucency for visual contact with the flow, platinum-cured silicone that meets FDA 21 CFR 177.
Nuchal translucency as a method of first-trimester screening for aneuploidy.
Increased foetal nuchal translucency and reverse flow of the ductus venosus in congenital cardiopathy