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Meaning of X-RAY

Pronunciation:  'eksr`ey

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a radiogram made by exposing photographic film to X rays; used in medical diagnosis
  2. [n]  electromagnetic radiation of short wavelength produced when high-speed electrons strike a solid target
  3. [v]  take an x-ray of something or somebody; "The doctor x-rayed my chest"
  4. [v]  examine by taking x-rays

X-RAY is a 5 letter word that starts with X.


 Synonyms: roentgen ray, roentgenogram, X-radiation, X-ray photograph, X-ray picture
 See Also: angiocardiogram, angiogram, arteriogram, arthrogram, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, encephalogram, examine, hysterosalpingogram, ionizing radiation, mammogram, myelogram, nonparticulate radiation, phlebogram, photograph, pneumoencephalogram, pyelogram, radiogram, radiograph, see, shadowgraph, shoot, skiagram, skiagraph, snap, venogram



Medical Dictionary
 Definition: High-energy radiation used in low doses to diagnose diseases and in high doses to treat cancer.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are being x-rayed indicates that you are being deceived by a person or situation. It is time for you to look beneath the surface of this person or situation. On the other hand, you may have sought yourself through a problem or issue that has been troubling you
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths between approximately .01 nanometers to 200 nanometers. These energy beams are powerful enough to penetrate most substances except heavy metals (such as gold and lead).

X-rays are used to examine body parts; the x-rays are absorbed by tissues containing lots of calcium (bones, teeth, etc.) and thus x-ray films are useful for detecting fractures, misalignments, abnormal cavities, etc.