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 (rĕnt′gə-nŏl′ə-jē, -jə-, rŭnt′-)
Radiology employing x-rays.

roent′gen·o·log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk), roent′gen·o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
roent′gen·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
roent′gen·ol′o·gist n.
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(ˌrɒntɡəˈnɒlədʒɪ; -tjə-; ˌrɛnt-) or


(Medicine) an obsolete name for radiology
roentgenological, röntgenological adj
ˌroentgenoˈlogically, ˌröntgenoˈlogically adv
ˌroentgenˈologist, ˌröntgenˈologist n
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(ˌrɛnt gəˈnɒl ə dʒi, -dʒə-, ˌrʌnt-)

the branch of medicine dealing with diagnosis and therapy through x-rays.
[1910–15; roentgen (ray) earlier name for x-rays (after W. K. Roentgen, their discoverer) + -o- + -logy]
roent`gen•o•log′ic (-nlˈɒdʒ ɪk) roent`gen•o•log′i•cal, adj.
roent`gen•ol′o•gist, n.
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roentgenology, röntgenology

the science and use of x rays, especially in the diagnosis and treatment of illness and disease. — roentgenologist, röntgenologist, n.
See also: Medical Specialties
the use of x rays in the treatment of illness and disease. — roentgenologist, röntgenologist, n.
See also: Remedies
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Caption: ID card (1918) for "Roentgenologist" Maurice C.
* 1920--Orndoff of Chicago, a roentgenologist invented early forms of laparoscope and used it for diagnostic purposes in diseases of abdomen.
William Gray served as a photomicroscopist and roentgenologist (a specialist in imaging technology like the x-ray) aboard the Relief, which was characterized as the best-equipped vessel of her kind in the world.