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  X-rays



X-rays

   Electromagnetic radiations that, because of their penetrating power, are used to record on film shadows of the varying densities within a part of the body.

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Electromagnetic
Phenomena involving magnets, electric currents through conductors and the electric and magnetic fields thus produced, as in electric motors.

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Slang shortening of X-ray film, an X-ray, a radiograph.



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Electromagnetic energy used to produce images of bones and internal organs onto film.



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