roentgenization

noun roent·gen·iza·tion
variants: less commonly

röntgenization

Definition of roentgenization

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the act or process of using X rays

  2. 2 :  discoloration (as of glass) by prolonged action of X rays

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Origin and Etymology of roentgenization

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


First Known Use: 1906


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