Definition of patency in US English:



  • 1The condition of being open, expanded, or unobstructed.

    • ‘But the possibility of natural conception depends on the tubal patency and ovulatory function.’
    • ‘We also found that nasal patency decreased as room temperatures increased.’
    • ‘Most patients will maintain airway patency although some may require intubation with mechanical ventilation.’
    • ‘In 80-90 % of cases it is successful in restoring the patency of at least one fallopian tube.’
    • ‘Because of the poor prognosis, palliative methods are needed to maintain airway patency.’
    1. 1.1 The condition of showing detectable parasite infection.