ra·​di·​og·​ra·​phy | \ˌrā-dē-ˈä-grə-fē \

Definition of radiography 

: the art, act, or process of making radiographs

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The curators took the egg to the Art Conservation Department at the State University of New York at Buffalo for a radiography — a technique that uses X-rays to see inside an object, the paper said. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, "Egg of extinct elephant bird was mislabeled as fake for decades, museum realizes," 25 Apr. 2018 As Science magazine’s Katie Langin explains, at the time, knowledge of this second painting was limited to X-ray radiography testing, which led researchers to attribute the mountain scene to Spanish-Uruguayan artist Joaquín Torres-García. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Researchers Uncover Hidden Details Beneath Picasso Painting," 20 Feb. 2018 That's because it was found using muon radiography, a type of imaging that uses subatomic particles to peer through walls or solid structures. National Geographic, "Unsolved Science Mysteries From 2017," 18 Dec. 2017 There is no denying that without Dr. Maurice Coyle, Alaska might very well be in the dark ages of radiography. Alaska Dispatch News, "Readers write: Letters to the editor, August 24, 2017," 24 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of radiography

1896, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of radiography

medical : the process of taking a photograph of the inside of a person's body by using X-rays


ra·​di·​og·​ra·​phy | \ˌrā-dē-ˈäg-rə-fē \
plural radiographies

Medical Definition of radiography 

: the art, act, or process of making radiographs and sonograms

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