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x-ray

or X-ray (ĕks′rā′)
n. or x ray or X ray
1.
a. 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.
b. often x-rays or X-rays A narrow beam of such photons. X-rays are used for their penetrating power in radiography, radiology, radiotherapy, and scientific research. Also called roentgen ray.
2.
a. A photograph taken with x-rays.
b. The act or process of taking such a photograph: Did the patient move during the x-ray?
tr.v. x-rayed, x-ray·ing, x-rays or X-rayed or X-ray·ing or X-rays
1. To irradiate with x-rays.
2. To photograph with x-rays.

[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.]

X-rays

1. Electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength between those of ultraviolet light and gamma rays.
2. Short-wavelength streams of photons used to penetrate a patients’s body tissues for diagnostic purposes, such as to produce an X-ray image of the inside of the body, or as a form of therapy, such as to destroy diseased tissue.
Translations

X-rays

(eksˈreiz) noun plural
rays which can pass through many substances impossible for light to pass through, and which produce a picture of the object through which they have passed.
ˌX-ˈray noun
(the process of taking) a photograph using X-rays. I'm going to hospital for an X-ray; We'll take an X-ray of your chest; (also adjective) an X-ray photograph.
verb
to take a photograph of using X-rays. They X-rayed my arm to see if it was broken.

x-rays

n. rayos-x (equis), radiografía.
1. ondas electromagnéticas de alta energía de radiación que se usan para penetrar tejidos y órganos del cuerpo y registrar densidades en una placa o pantalla;
2. placa fotográfica o fluorescente que obtiene la imagen de estructuras internas del organismo.
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