from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Treatment with or exposure to x-rays.
  • n. Radiation composed of x-rays.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See radiation.

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  • n. obtaining images by the use of X rays
  • n. electromagnetic radiation of short wavelength produced when high-speed electrons strike a solid target


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  • Absorptiometry = a technique that measures the density or mass of a material bone or fat by comparing the amounts of x-radiation of two different energies that it absorbs


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  • The x-radiation and ionization levels were within acceptable range.

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  • Made itchy by the sunspots, it was emitting significant amounts of x-radiation.

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  • In June that year the group was awarded a grant of Pounds 13006 by the Royal Society 'to study x-radiation from the Sun and other stellar sources'.

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  • This latter is (a) at least mildly nephrotoxic in healthy people (and I was already having kidney problems) and (b) accumulates in the thyroid and, being radio-opaque, causes deposition of larger amounts of x-radiation energy into the thyroid.

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  • Nature, they found that HLX-1 is spewing 10 times as much x-radiation as stellar-mass black holes normally do, suggesting that the object is much heavier.

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  • NIR or near infrared transmission (NIT), microwave and x-radiation have become three of the most widespread techniques used by processors to determine fat content in sorted raw meat.

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  • While the x-radiation tells you something about the total mass, you need to get the scaling just right. "

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