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English definition of “X-ray”

X-ray

noun [C] uk   /ˈeks.reɪ/ us  
a type of radiation that can go through many solid substances, allowing hidden objects such as bones and organs in the body to be photographedMedical examination B2 a photograph of a part of the body made using X-rays: The X-ray showed a slight irregularity in one lung.Medical examination 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.Medical examination
X-ray
verb [T] uk   us  
His hip had to be X-rayed.Medical examination
(Definition of X-ray from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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