Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun x-radiation

2 senses of x-radiation

Sense 1
X ray, X-ray, X-radiation, roentgen ray -- (electromagnetic radiation of short wavelength produced when high-speed electrons strike a solid target)
       => electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation -- (radiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge)
       => ionizing radiation -- (high-energy radiation capable of producing ionization in substances through which it passes)

Sense 2
X-raying, X-radiation -- (obtaining images by the use of X rays)
       => imaging, tomography -- ((medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body)

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