X-ray
X ray X ray, X-ray X-ray([e^]ks"r[=a]`), v. t. to examine by means of X-rays; to irradiate with X-rays. [PJC]

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  • X|ray — «EHKS RAY», noun. U.S. a code name for the letter x, used in transmitting radio messages. X ray, 1. an electromagnetic ray having an extremely short wavelength that can go through substances that ordinary light cannot penetrate; roentgen ray. X… …   Useful english dictionary

  • X ray — Ray Ray, n. [OF. rai, F. rais, fr. L. radius a beam or ray, staff, rod, spoke of a wheel. Cf. {Radius}.] 1. One of a number of lines or parts diverging from a common point or center, like the radii of a circle; as, a star of six rays. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • X-ray — Ray Ray, n. [OF. rai, F. rais, fr. L. radius a beam or ray, staff, rod, spoke of a wheel. Cf. {Radius}.] 1. One of a number of lines or parts diverging from a common point or center, like the radii of a circle; as, a star of six rays. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • X-ray — [eks′rā΄] n. [transl. of Ger x strahl (< x, algebraic symbol for an unknown quantity + strahl, ray): so named by ROENTGEN Wilhelm Konrad (1895), because of its unknown character] 1. a band of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths between… …   English World dictionary

  • X ray — X ray, X ray X ray([e^]ks r[=a] ), n. [so called by its discoverer because of its enigmatical character, x being an algebraic symbol for an unknown quantity.] (Physics) originally, any of the rays produced when cathode rays strike upon surface of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • X-ray — X ray, X ray X ray([e^]ks r[=a] ), n. [so called by its discoverer because of its enigmatical character, x being an algebraic symbol for an unknown quantity.] (Physics) originally, any of the rays produced when cathode rays strike upon surface of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • X-ray — X ray1 [ˈeks reı] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Translation of German X strahl, X representing unknown ] 1.) a beam of ↑radiation that can go through solid objects and is used for photographing the inside of the body 2.) a photograph of part of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • X-ray — X rays, X raying, X rayed also x ray 1) N COUNT: usu pl X rays are a type of radiation that can pass through most solid materials. X rays are used by doctors to examine the bones or organs inside your body and are also used at airports to see… …   English dictionary

  • X-ray — X ray1 [ eks ,reı ] noun count * 1. ) a type of RADIATION that is used for looking inside things, for example your body or a suitcase 2. ) a picture of the bones or organs inside someone s body taken using X rays X ray vision someone who has X… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • X ray — X ray, X ray X ray([e^]ks r[=a] ), v. t. to examine by means of X rays; to irradiate with X rays. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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