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x-ray

x-ray

 
pronunciation:
eks reI
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
inflections: x-rays
definition 1: a beam of high-energy photons that is able to ionize gases and pass through dense solids.
Scientists have found many uses for x-rays.
definition 2: a photograph made with such a beam.
The doctor ordered an x-ray of my leg to see if any bones were broken.
 
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: x-rayed, x-raying, x-rays
definition: to photograph, treat, or examine using x-rays.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or relating to x-rays.
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