from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That property of a body which renders it less opaque to certain varieties of X-rays than to others. Radiochroism is selective absorption in regard to X-rays. It is analogous to diathermancy and to color, which denote the same property in regard to the infra-red rays and the rays of the visible spectrum respectively.


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