roentgenize

transitive verb roent·gen·ize
variants: less commonly

röntgenize

Definition of roentgenize

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. 1 :  to make (air or other gas) conductive of electricity by the passage of X rays

  2. 2 :  to subject to the action of X rays (as for the treatment of a tumor)

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Origin and Etymology of roentgenize

International Scientific Vocabulary roentgen-, röntgen- (from Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen) + -ize


First Known Use: 1902


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