X-ray definition

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To photograph with x-rays.
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The act or process of taking such a photograph.

Did the patient move during the x-ray?

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The definition of an X-ray is a picture taken of the inside of something using high energy electromagnetic radiation with short wavelengths that can pass through items.

A picture that the doctor takes of your insides to see if you have any broken bones is an example of an X-ray.

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A photon of electromagnetic radiation of very short wavelength, ranging from about 10 down to 0.01 nanometers, and very high energy, ranging from about 100 up to 100,000 electron volts.
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A narrow beam of such photons. X-rays are used for their penetrating power in radiography, radiology, radiotherapy, and scientific research.
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A photograph taken with x-rays.
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The act or process of taking such a photograph.

Did the patient move during the x-ray?

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To irradiate with x-rays.
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To photograph with x-rays.
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A photon of electromagnetic radiation of very short wavelength, ranging from about 10 down to 0.01 nanometers, and very high energy, ranging from about 100 up to 100,000 electron volts.
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A narrow beam of such photons. X-rays are used for their penetrating power in radiography, radiology, radiotherapy, and scientific research.
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A photograph taken with x-rays.
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To irradiate with x-rays.
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A photograph made by means of X-rays.
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A band of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths between gamma rays and ultraviolet radiation (c. .005 to c. 5 nanometers)
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A stream of electromagnetic waves within this band: X-rays are capable of penetrating opaque or solid substances, ionizing gases, and, by extended exposure, destroying organic tissue: they are widely used in medicine for diagnosis and treatment of certain organic disorders.
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A photon of electromagnetic radiation of very short wavelength, ranging from about 10 down to 0.01 nanometers, and very high energy, ranging from about 100 up to 100,000 electron volts.
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A narrow beam of such photons. X-rays are used for their penetrating power in radiography, radiology, radiotherapy, and scientific research.
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A photograph taken with x-rays.
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The act or process of taking such a photograph.

Did the patient move during the x-ray?

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To photograph with x-rays.
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A high-energy stream of electromagnetic radiation having a frequency higher than that of ultraviolet light but less than that of a gamma ray (in the range of approximately 1016 to 1019 hertz). X-rays are absorbed by many forms of matter, including body tissues, and are used in medicine and industry to produce images of internal structures.
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An image of an internal structure, such as a body part, taken with x-rays.
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Alternative spelling of X-ray.
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Of, by, or having to do with X-rays.
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To examine, treat, or photograph with X-rays.
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To irradiate with x-rays.
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To X-ray is also the act of examining, treating or photographing something using electromagnetic radiation.

An example of to X-ray is when the dentist uses an X-ray machine to find a cavity in a tooth.

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Origin of x-ray

  • From translation of obsolete German X-Strahlen x-rays (coined by their discoverer Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen) x x, unknown factor (since x-rays were a previously unknown form of radiation) Strahlen pl. of Strahle ray

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From translation of obsolete German X-Strahlen x-rays (coined by their discoverer Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen) x x, unknown factor (since x-rays were a previously unknown form of radiation) Strahlen pl. of Strahle ray

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition