x-ray

IPA: ˈɛksreɪ

Root Word: X-ray

noun

  • Short wavelength electromagnetic radiation usually produced by bombarding a metal target in a vacuum. Used to create images of the internal structure of objects; this is possible because X-rays pass through most objects and can expose photographic film.
  • A radiograph: a photograph made with X-rays.
  • An X-ray machine.
  • Alternative letter-case form of X-ray [Short wavelength electromagnetic radiation usually produced by bombarding a metal target in a vacuum. Used to create images of the internal structure of objects; this is possible because X-rays pass through most objects and can expose photographic film.]

verb

  • (transitive, informal) To take a radiograph of; to obtain an image of using X-ray radiation, especially for the purpose of medical diagnostic evaluation.
  • Alternative letter-case form of X-ray [(transitive, informal) To take a radiograph of; to obtain an image of using X-ray radiation, especially for the purpose of medical diagnostic evaluation.]

adjective

  • Of or having to do with X-rays.

xray

IPA: zreɪ

Root Word: Xray

noun

  • (World War II era, joint US/RAF) radiotelephony clear-code word for the letter X.
  • Alternative spelling of X-ray [Short wavelength electromagnetic radiation usually produced by bombarding a metal target in a vacuum. Used to create images of the internal structure of objects; this is possible because X-rays pass through most objects and can expose photographic film.]

x ray

IPA: ˈɛksrˈeɪ

noun

  • electromagnetic radiation of short wavelength produced when high-speed electrons strike a solid target
  • a radiogram made by exposing photographic film to x rays; used in medical diagnosis

Examples of "x-ray" in Sentences

  • This was ruled out when an x-ray of Pandorama's other hock proved identical.
  • After an initial assessment, and after x-ray after x-ray, the doctors struggled to break the news.
  • All Steve Austin, Astronaut knew was that he had x-ray vision now, and could totally see through The Nurse's uniform.
  • The thing that's keeping me away from the doctor right now is the fear that to rule out pnumonia, they'd order an x-ray.
  • Once confirmed by the system, the CLEARcard member was then taken to the front of the security line where the concierge assisted him or her with getting luggage onto the x-ray machine.
  • Interestingly, that included a pair of scissors, a fixed knife and a camping lighter (5cm blue flame, contains gasoline), which neither the hand screening nor the x-ray inspection found.
  • The newly developed x-ray machine was displayed at the fair, but doctors were reluctant to use it on McKinley to search for the bullet because they did not know what side effects it might have on him.

Examples of "xray" in Sentences

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