x-ray

14 ENTRIES FOUND:

x–ray

verb, often capitalized \ˈeks-ˌrā\

: to examine and make images of (things, such as the bones and organs inside the body) by using X-rays

Full Definition of X-RAY

transitive verb
:  to examine, treat, or photograph with X-rays

First Known Use of X-RAY

1899

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

X–ray

noun \ˈeks-ˌrā\

X-rays : powerful invisible rays that can pass through various objects and that make it possible to see inside things (such as the human body)

: an image that is created by using X-rays and that is usually used for medical purposes

: a medical examination that involves using X-rays

Full Definition of X-RAY

1
:  any of the electromagnetic radiations that have an extremely short wavelength of less than 100 angstroms and have the properties of penetrating various thicknesses of all solids, of producing secondary radiations by impinging on material bodies, and of acting on photographic films and plates as light does
2
:  a photograph obtained by use of X-rays
X–ray adjective

First Known Use of X-RAY

1896

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

x–ray

transitive verb , often capitalized X \ˈeks-ˌrā\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of X–RAY

: to examine, treat, or photograph with X-rays

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: x–ray absorbing glass
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Xray
All Words Near: x-ray

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up x-ray? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More