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  1. a picture made by outlining and shading a subject's shadow.
  2. skiagraph.
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Origin of skiagram

1795–1805; < Greek skiā́ shadow + -gram1; cf. skiagraph
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Historical Examples

  • The skiagram was taken three weeks after the reception of the injury.

    Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900

    George Henry Makins

  • The skiagram, or drawing in simple outlines, as in the circumscriptions of shadows.

  • A skiagram shows the extent of the mass and its relationship to the femur.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

  • Fragmentation is exhibited in the skiagram forming the subject of plate XI.

  • Skiagram, plate IV., illustrates a well-marked stellate comminution of the shaft with large fragments.