HyperDic: x-radiation

English > 2 senses of the word X-radiation:
NOUNphenomenonX-radiation, X ray, X-ray, roentgen rayelectromagnetic radiation of short wavelength produced when high-speed electrons strike a solid target
actX-radiation, X-rayingobtaining images by the use of X rays
English > X-radiation: 2 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
Meaningelectromagnetic radiation of short wavelength produced when high-speed electrons strike a solid target.
SynonymsX ray, X-ray, roentgen ray
Broaderelectromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiationRadiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge
ionizing radiationhigh-energy radiation capable of producing ionization in substances through which it passes
Spanishrayo-x, roentgen ray
Catalanraig-x, roentgen ray
English > X-radiation: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningObtaining images by the use of X rays.
SynonymX-raying
Narrowercomputerized tomography, computed tomography, CT, computerized axial tomography, computed axial tomography, CATA method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis
Broaderimaging, tomography(medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body

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