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  1. the production of radiographs.
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Origin of radiography

First recorded in 1895–1900; radio- + -graphy
Related formsra·di·og·ra·pher, nounra·di·o·graph·ic [rey-dee-oh-graf-ik] /ˌreɪ di oʊˈgræf ɪk/, ra·di·o·graph·i·cal, adjectivera·di·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for radiography

Historical Examples

  • The wound was infected, and radiography was indicated for diagnosis.

    Gunshot Roentgenograms

    Clyde S. Ford

British Dictionary definitions for radiography


  1. the production of radiographs of opaque objects for use in medicine, surgery, industry, etc
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Derived Formsradiographer, nounradiographic (ˌreɪdɪəʊˈɡræfɪk), adjectiveradiographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for radiography


1896, from radiograph (1880), originally a device to measure sunshine; from radio-, comb. form of radiation, + -graph. As a type of image-making device, from 1896.

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radiography in Medicine


  1. The process by which radiographs are made.
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