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ra·​dio·​graph ˈrā-dē-ō-ˌgraf How to pronounce radiograph (audio)
: a picture produced on a sensitive surface by a form of radiation other than visible light
specifically : an X-ray or gamma ray photograph
radiographic adjective
radiographically adverb


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radiographed; radiographing; radiographs

transitive verb

: to make a radiograph of

Examples of radiograph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
The study found that the AI tool generated rapid radiograph interpretations and reports with comparable levels of quality and accuracy as radiologist reports – and to a higher quality than teleradiology reports. Bernard Marr, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 One study explored the use of AI to interpret chest radiographs and generate radiograph reports in the emergency department. Bernard Marr, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 Veterinarians discovered the coins during a routine procedure involving blood collection and radiographs, the Omaha zoo said. Mike Stunson, Kansas City Star, 19 Feb. 2024 This common surgical problem requires a thorough medical history, an examination and the use of radiographs for management. Discover Magazine, 19 Nov. 2019 The colt was stabilized and taken to his barn, where radiographs revealed a fracture that initially was thought to be amenable to surgical repair. The Courier-Journal, 16 June 2023 The team at Caseville Small Animal Clinic gave Harley a radiograph; sure enough, there was the Fitbit. Brandon Livesay, Peoplemag, 17 Mar. 2023 Another video shows one of the doctors holding the radiograph from an X-ray up to the light for close examination. Merve Emre, The New Yorker, 10 Feb. 2023 The position of patients during the anteroposterior pelvis radiograph may explain this observation. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 20 May 2011
In a social media post, the zoo said all 10 of its alligators went through blood collection and radiographs as part of their routine care when veterinarians identified the objects in the stomach of an iconic resident of the zoo − Thibodaux, a 36-year-old leucistic American alligator. USA TODAY, 19 Feb. 2024 The 3-year-old gelding in his second-career start was sedated and transported by an ambulance to his barn where radiographs revealed multiple fractures in the carpus (knee). Caleb Wiegandt, The Courier-Journal, 20 June 2023 Mac Donald’s remains were identified using anthropological, dental, and chest radiograph analysis, the release said. J.d. Capelouto,, 15 June 2018 Functional instability, grossly simplified, is the feeling of ‘giving way’ while stress radiographs might show a relatively stable joint., 25 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use


1896, in the meaning defined above


1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of radiograph was in 1896

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“Radiograph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


1 of 2 noun
ra·​dio·​graph -ˌgraf How to pronounce radiograph (audio)
: an X-ray or gamma-ray photograph


2 of 2 transitive verb
: to make a radiograph of
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