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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. X-rays

    See under X.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. X-Rays

    Penetrating electromagnetic radiation emitted when the inner orbital electrons of an atom are excited and release radiant energy. X-ray wavelengths range from 1 pm to 10 nm. Hard X-rays are the higher energy, shorter wavelength X-rays. Soft x-rays or Grenz rays are less energetic and longer in wavelength. The short wavelength end of the X-ray spectrum overlaps the GAMMA RAYS wavelength range. The distinction between gamma rays and X-rays is based on their radiation source.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of x-rays in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of x-rays in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Longfellow:

    The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colourless when unbroken.

  2. Pina LoGiudice:

    They act as a repellent to the sun’s rays, creating a physical barrier rather than a chemical one.

  3. Alexander Graham:

    Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.

  4. Jessica Wu:

    Choose one that provides broad spectrum UVA protection, since these are the rays that are most linked to melanin production.

  5. Paul Fowler:

    Usually, in about an hour after we take an X-ray we give these results directly to the doctor, with the digital X-rays, we are using probably less exposure than you would at the hospital.

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