ra·​dio·​graph | \ ˈrā-dē-ō-ˌgraf How to pronounce radiograph (audio) \

Definition of radiograph

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a picture produced on a sensitive surface by a form of radiation other than visible light specifically : an X-ray or gamma ray photograph


radiographed; radiographing; radiographs

Definition of radiograph (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make a radiograph of

Other Words from radiograph


radiographic \ ˌrā-​dē-​ō-​ˈgra-​fik How to pronounce radiograph (audio) \ adjective
radiographically \ ˌrā-​dē-​ō-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce radiograph (audio) \ adverb

Examples of radiograph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The mummified remains of the snake were not definitely identified as a snake until a 2009 radiograph, courtesy of a local veterinary clinic, revealed it to be coiled up inside. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 21 Aug. 2020 In discussing Ambika’s overall quality of life, the elephant and veterinary team strongly considered Ambika’s gait, blood-work parameters, radiographs, progressions of her lesions and her tendency to occasionally isolate from Shanthi and Bozie. Beth Py-lieberman, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Mar. 2020 To extract the towel from her, veterinarians -- including Dr. Olivia Clarke -- took radiographs to confirm the cloth's location within the serpent, who was then anesthetized for the procedure. Fox News, 1 Mar. 2020 Scientists used dental, anthropological and chest radiograph comparison analysis, as well as circumstantial evidence, to identify Shelemba. Angie Jackson, Detroit Free Press, 30 Dec. 2019 To identify Woods’ remains, scientists from DPAA used dental, anthropological and chest radiograph comparison analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Sheila Vilvens,, 27 June 2019 Eventually, officials exhumed Julius’s remains in Belgium and, using dental and chest radiograph comparison analysis, announced the match in November 2017. Ian Shapira, Washington Post, 20 June 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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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First Known Use of radiograph


1896, in the meaning defined above


1896, in the meaning defined above

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ra·​dio·​graph | \ -ˌgraf How to pronounce radiograph (audio) \

Medical Definition of radiograph

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an X-ray or gamma-ray photograph


transitive verb

Medical Definition of radiograph (Entry 2 of 2)

: to make a radiograph of


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