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- 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-rays are light with a wavelength between 0.1 and 10 nm.
- A radiograph: a photograph made with X-rays.
- "The doctor ordered some X-rays of my injured wrist."
2012 June 2, Phil McNulty, “England 1-0 Belgium”, BBC Sport:
- And this friendly was not without its injury worries, with defender Gary Cahill substituted early on after a nasty, needless push by Dries Mertens that caused him to collide with goalkeeper Joe Hart, an incident that left the Chelsea defender requiring a precautionary X-ray at Wembley.
- An X-ray machine.
- The letter X in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
short wavelength electromagnetic radiation
photograph made with X-rays
- (radiation): Röntgen radiation / Rontgen radiation / Roentgen radiation
- (radiation): Röntgen rays / Rontgen rays / Roentgen rays
- (radiation): X-ray radiation
Derived terms from 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.
- Of course there was nothing wrong with my left wrist. They X-rayed the wrong arm!
to take a radiograph of
X-ray (not comparable)
- Of or having to do with X-rays.
- I had to put my bags through an X-ray scanner at the airport.
of or having to do with X-rays