X-ray meaning

ĕks'rā'
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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To photograph with x-rays.
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Of, by, or having to do with X-rays.
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A photograph made by means of 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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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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To irradiate with x-rays.
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To photograph with x-rays.
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To irradiate with x-rays.
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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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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