shadowgraph

[shad-oh-graf, -grahf]

Origin of shadowgraph

First recorded in 1885–90; shadow + -graph
Related formsshad·ow·graph·ic [shad-oh-graf-ik] /ˌʃæd oʊˈgræf ɪk/, adjectiveshad·ow·graph·ist, nounshad·ow·graph·y, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for shadowgraph

shadowgraph

noun
  1. a silhouette made by casting a shadow, usually of the hands, on a lighted surface
  2. another name for radiograph
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