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x-ray

x·ray

x-ray

 
pronunciation:
eks reI
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: x-rays
definition 1: a beam of high-energy radiation that is able to pass through many kinds of solid material.
Scientists have found many uses for x-rays.
definition 2: a photograph made with such a beam.
The nurse took an x-ray of my leg to see if any bones were broken.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: x-rayed, x-raying, x-rays
definition: to photograph, treat, or examine using x-rays.
The dentist x-rayed Sam's teeth to check for cavities.
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  film, photography, skeleton