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An image recorded on a photographic film or plate produced by the radiation emitted from a specimen, such as a section of tissue, that has been treated or injected with a radioactively labeled isotope or that has absorbed or ingested such an isotope. Also called autoradiogram.

au′to·ra′di·o·graph′ic adj.
au′to·ra′di·og′ra·phy (-ŏg′rə-fē) n.


(ˌɔːtəʊˈreɪdɪəˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf) or


(Nuclear Physics) a photograph showing the distribution of a radioactive substance in a specimen. The photographic plate is exposed by radiation from the specimen. Also called: radioautograph
autoradiographic adj
autoradiography n


(ˌɔ təˈreɪ di əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf)

also au•to•ra•di•o•gram


a picture revealing the presence of radioactive material, the film being laid directly on the object to be tested.
au`to•ra`di•o•graph′ic (-ˈgræf ɪk) adj.
au`to•ra`di•o•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.
au`to•ra`di•og′ra•phy (-ˈɒg rə fi) n.


See also: Photography
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autoradiograph - a radiogram produced by radiation emitted by the specimen being photographed
radiograph, shadowgraph, skiagram, skiagraph, radiogram - a photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays)


[ˌɔːtəʊˈreɪdɪəˌgrɑːf] nautoradiografia
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PHOTO : Chemist James Madison (left) and plant physiologist John Thompson inspect a film autoradiograph, which shows that methionine increases the level of messenger RNA for Bowman-Birk protease inhibitor.