HyperDic: x_ray

English > 2 senses of the expression X ray:
NOUNphenomenonX ray, X-ray, X-radiation, roentgen rayelectromagnetic radiation of short wavelength produced when high-speed electrons strike a solid target
artifactX ray, roentgenogram, X-ray, X-ray picture, X-ray photographa radiogram made by exposing photographic film to X rays
English > X ray: 2 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
Meaningelectromagnetic radiation of short wavelength produced when high-speed electrons strike a solid target.
SynonymsX-ray, X-radiation, 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 ray: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA radiogram made by exposing photographic film to X rays; used in medical diagnosis.
Synonymsroentgenogram, X-ray, X-ray picture, X-ray photograph
NarrowerangiocardiogramA series of X rays representing the action of the heart and its blood vessels after the injection of a radiopaque substance
angiogramAn X-ray representation of blood vessels made after the injection of a radiopaque substance
arteriogramAn X ray of an artery filled / filled with a contrast medium
arthrogramAn X ray of a joint after the injection of a contrast medium
encephalogram, pneumoencephalogramAn X ray of the brain made by replacing spinal fluid with a gas (usually oxygen) to improve contrast
hysterosalpingogramX ray of the uterus and Fallopian tubes
mammogramX-ray film of the soft tissue of the breast
myelogramX-ray film of the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots and subarachnoid space
pyelogramAn X ray of the kidneys and ureters
venogram, phlebogramAn X ray of a vein injected with a radiopaque contrast medium
Broaderradiogram, radiograph, shadowgraph, skiagraph, skiagramA photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays)
Spanishradiografía, rayos X
Catalanradiografia, raigs X

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