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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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The membrane was autoradiographed and x-ray film was developed in darkroom using developer and fixer from Fuji Colour Company.
Three specimens from each growth stage were autoradiographed using Crafts and Yamaguchi's protocol (1964) and analyzed in a autoradiography detector.
Denatured sample was then subjected to PAGE together with Rainbow Markers (mw, molecular weight, arrowed) (GE Healthcare) and the gel autoradiographed.
After hybridization the autoradiographed X-ray films were examined in a gel documentation system and the ribotype patterns were determined using computer software SYNGENE (SYNGENE, Synotics Ltd.
Fifteen microliters of PCR products was resolved in 6% acrylamide-tris-borate-EDTA buffer gels and autoradiographed.