Meaning of X-RAY in English


Pronunciation: ' eks- ˌ r ā

Function: noun

Date: 1896

1 : any of the electromagnetic radiations that have an extremely short wavelength of less than 100 angstroms and have the properties of penetrating various thicknesses of all solids, of producing secondary radiations by impinging on material bodies, and of acting on photographic films and plates as light does

2 : a photograph obtained by use of X-rays

– X-ray adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.