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soft rays in Medicine

soft rays pl.n.
Radiation of relatively long wavelength and slight penetrability.

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  • The moon rose calmly in the sky, and her soft rays fell upon the trees beneath which Hubert lay.

    The Torn Bible Alice Somerton
  • The soft rays of the dorsal fin are blue, with orange between.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others James Alexander Henshall
  • Rays thus jointed are known as soft rays, while those rays which are neither jointed nor branched are called spines.

  • The dorsal fin runs along the whole length of the back, and each pelvic has one spine and two soft rays.

    The Sea Shore William S. Furneaux
  • At length Pinocchio found himself in a cave lighted by soft rays.

  • Just then the moon, which had slipped under a cloud, shone out again, its soft rays falling directly on the girl's face.

    A Colony of Girls Kate Livingston Willard
  • Then the sacred stone that was set in her crown glowed with mysterious light, and filled the temple with soft rays as of the moon.

    A King of Tyre James M. Ludlow
  • The soft rays of an autumn sun are tinging the western sky, and night is fast drawing her sable mantle over the scene.

    An Outcast F. Colburn Adams
  • In a few catfishes, this adipose fin develops a spine or soft rays.

  • The twenty-three soft rays are all distinctly articulated, and more or less branched.

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