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1. patency

noun. the property of being easy to see and understand.

Synonyms

  • noticeableness
  • predomination
  • noticeable
  • apparentness
  • apparency
  • blatancy
  • predominance
  • obvious
  • unnoticeable
  • noticeability
  • unobvious
  • conspicuousness

Antonyms

  • obvious
  • unnoticeable
  • unobvious
  • inconspicuousness

Etymology

  • -cy (English)
  • patent (English)
  • patens (Latin)

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2. patency

noun. the openness (lack of obstruction) of a bodily passage or duct.

Antonyms

  • unobtrusive

Etymology

  • -cy (English)
  • patent (English)
  • patens (Latin)

Example sentences of the word patency


1. Noun, singular or mass
Once the IV line is in place, the nurse checks the line for patency to ensure that the line is properly placed and the fluids will flow into the vein as intended.

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