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Definition of X-ray noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    NAmE//ˈɛks reɪ//
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  1. 1[usually plural] a type of radiation that can pass through objects that are not transparent and make it possible to see inside them an X-ray machine (= one that produces X-rays )
  2. 2a photograph made by X-rays, especially one showing bones or organs in the body a chest X-ray The doctor studied the X-rays of her lungs. to take an X-ray
  3. 3a medical examination using X-rays I had to go for an X-ray.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: X-ray

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