x-unit

[ eks-yoo-nit ]
/ ˈɛksˌyu nɪt /

noun

a unit formerly used to express the wavelength of x-rays and gamma rays, equal to approximately 10−11 centimeters. Abbreviations: Xu, XU

QUIZZES

THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ IS HARDLY A DODDLE!

But you can ace it no problem if you remember the words from September 7–13, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Promethean” mean?

Words nearby x-unit

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for x-unit

x-unit

noun

a unit of length equal to 0.100 202 × 10 –12 metre, for expressing the wavelengths of X-rays and gamma rays
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012