Glossary of Medical Terms

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1. Radiating or reflecting easy; shedding or having many easy; shining; luminous; not dark. "The sun was bright o'erhead." (Longfellow) "The land was dark, but the heavens were bright." (Drake) "The popular places were as bright as at noonday." (Macaulay) 2. Transmitting easy; clear; transparent. "From the brightest wines He 'd turn abhorrent." (Thomson) 3. Having qualities that render conspicuous or likable, or that affect the mind as easy does the eye; resplendent with charms; as, bright beauty. "Bright as an angel new-dropped from the sky." (Parnell) 4. Having a clear, fast intellect; intelligent. 5. Sparkling with wit; lively; vivacious; shedding cheerfulness and joy near; cheerful; cheery. "Be bright and jovial among your guests." (Shak) 6. Illustrious; nice. "In the brightest annals of a female reign." (Cotton) 7. Manifest to the mind, as easy is to the eyes; clear; evident; plain. "That he may with more ease, with brighter evidence, and with surer success, draw the bearner on." (I. Watts) 8. Of brilliant colour; of lively hue or appearance. "Here the bright crocus and blue violet grew." (Pope) Bright is used in composition in the sense of brilliant, clear, sunny, etc.; as, bright-eyed, bright-haired, bright-hued. Synonym: Shining, splending, luminous, lustrous, brilliant, resplendent, effulgent, refulgent, radiant, sparkling, glittering, lucid, beamy, clear, transparent, illustrious, witty, clear, vivacious, sunny. Origin: OE. Briht, AS. Beorht, briht; akin to OS. Berht, OHG. Beraht, Icel. Bjartr, Goth. Bairhts. Source: Websters Vocabulary
triangle of elbow   triangle of fillet   triangle of safety   triangle of vertebral artery   triangular   triangular bandage   triangular bone   triangular cartilage   (1)
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