patency

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

patent +‎ -cy

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

patency (plural patencies)

  1. (medicine) The degree of openness of a tube, such as a blood vessel or catheter; the relative absence of blockage. Measured in percent.
  2. (uncountable) Obviousness; clarity.
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