American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A relatively high-energy photon having a wavelength in the approximate range from 0.01 to 10 nanometers.
- n. A stream of such photons, used for their penetrating power in radiography, radiology, radiotherapy, and scientific research. Often used in the plural. Also called roentgen ray.
- n. A photograph taken with x-rays.
- v. To irradiate with x-rays.
- v. To photograph with x-rays.
- n. alternative spelling of X-ray.
- From the fact that it was a previously unknown form of radiation when first discovered. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Interestingly, that included a pair of scissors, a fixed knife and a camping lighter (5cm blue flame, contains gasoline), which neither the hand screening nor the x-ray inspection found.”
“After an initial assessment, and after x-ray after x-ray, the doctors struggled to break the news.”
“This was ruled out when an x-ray of Pandorama's other hock proved identical.”
“All Steve Austin, Astronaut knew was that he had x-ray vision now, and could totally see through The Nurse's uniform.”
“Once confirmed by the system, the CLEARcard member was then taken to the front of the security line where the concierge assisted him or her with getting luggage onto the x-ray machine.”
“The newly developed x-ray machine was displayed at the fair, but doctors were reluctant to use it on McKinley to search for the bullet because they did not know what side effects it might have on him.”
“The thing that's keeping me away from the doctor right now is the fear that to rule out pnumonia, they'd order an x-ray.”
“As Mark Spitz and his team systematically scour Lower Manhattan, we're treated to an affecting x-ray of the city's workaday guts.”
“But if you took x-ray glasses into half the duck blinds and deer camps in this country you'd find more sexy stockings than you see at the Moulin Rouge.”
“That point, so to speak, was driven home as my crab was emerging from the x-ray machine yesterday.”
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