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X-raynoun [C]

uk   /ˈeks.reɪ/ us   /ˈeks.reɪ/
a type of radiation that can go through many solid substances, allowing hidden objects such as bones and organs in the body to be photographed
B2 a photograph of a part of the body made using X-rays: The X-ray showed a slight irregularity in one lung.
an examination of a part of the body by taking and studying an X-ray photograph: She had an X-ray to see if any of her ribs were broken.

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X-ray
verb [T] uk   us  
His hip had to be X-rayed.
(Definition of X-ray from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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X-raynoun [C]

us   /ˈeksˌreɪ/
a type of radiation (= energy in movement) that can go through many solid substances, allowing hidden objects such as bones in the body to be photographed
An X-ray is also a photograph of a part of the body made by using X-rays: Fortunately the X-rays showed no broken bones.
X-ray
verb [T] us   /ˈeksˌreɪ/
All luggage has to be X-rayed before you can board the plane.
(Definition of X-ray from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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