[ aw-tuh-rey-dee-uh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˌɔ təˈreɪ di əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /


a picture revealing the presence of radioactive material, the film being laid directly on the object to be tested.
Also au·to·ra·di·o·gram [aw-toh-rey-dee-uh-gram] /ˌɔ toʊˈreɪ di əˌgræm/.

Origin of autoradiograph

First recorded in 1900–05; auto-1 + radiograph
Also called radioautograph.

OTHER WORDS FROM autoradiograph

au·to·ra·di·o·graph·ic [aw-tuh-rey-dee-uh-graf-ik] /ˌɔ təˌreɪ di əˈgræf ɪk/, adjectiveau·to·ra·di·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for autoradiograph

/ (ˌɔːtəʊˈreɪdɪəˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /


a photograph showing the distribution of a radioactive substance in a specimen. The photographic plate is exposed by radiation from the specimenAlso called: radioautograph

Derived forms of autoradiograph

autoradiographic (ˌɔːtəʊˌreɪdɪəˈɡræfɪk), adjectiveautoradiography (ˌɔːtəʊˌreɪdɪˈɒɡrəfɪ), noun
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Medicine definitions for autoradiograph

[ ô′tō-rādē-ō-grăf′ ]


An image recorded on a photographic film or plate produced by the radiation emitted from a specimen, such as a section of tissue, that has been treated or injected with a radioactively labeled isotope or that has absorbed or ingested such an isotope.radioautograph

Other words from autoradiograph

au′to•ra′di•o•graphic′to•ra′di•ogra•phy (-ŏgrə-fē) n.
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