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Definition of x-ray

What is the definition of "x-ray"?
  • x-raynoun
  • 1. A relatively high-energy photon having a wavelength in the approximate range from 0.01 to 10 nanometers.
    2. A stream of such photons, used for their penetrating power in radiography, radiology, radiotherapy, and scientific research. Often used in the plural. Also called roentgen ray.
    3. A photograph taken with x-rays.


  • x-rayverb-transitive
  • 1. To irradiate with x-rays.
    2. To photograph with x-rays.


Use "x-ray" in a sentence
  • "Interestingly, that included a pair of scissors, a fixed knife and a camping lighter (5cm blue flame, contains gasoline), which neither the hand screening nor the x-ray inspection found."

    "After an initial assessment, and after x-ray after x-ray, the doctors struggled to break the news."

    "This was ruled out when an x-ray of Pandorama's other hock proved identical."

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