Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a radiogram made by exposing photographic film to X rays; used in medical diagnosis
  2. (noun, phenomenon) electromagnetic radiation of short wavelength produced when high-speed electrons strike a solid target
  3. (verb, communication) take an x-ray of something or somebody
  4. (verb, perception) examine by taking x-rays

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Origin of the word X-ray

  1. 1896, translation of Ger. X-strahl, from X, algebraic symbol for an unknown quantity, + Strahl (pl. Strahlen) "beam, ray." Coined 1895 by Ger. scientist Wilhelm Conrad R?ntgen (1845-1923), who discovered them. more

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Words that sound like X-ray

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