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centrine: shark, ray
Belonging to the spiny shark or ray.
This entry is located in the following units: centro-, centr-, centri-, kentro- (page 3) -ine (page 5)
ray
1. A narrow beam of light from the Sun or an artificial light source.
2. A slight indication of something positive in a difficult or worrying situation a ray of hope.
3. A thin beam of radiant energy or particles.
4. A straight line that extends from a point infinitely in one direction.
5. An arm of a starfish or other animal with body parts radiating from the center.
6. A bright streak on the lunar surface which radiates from a crater.
7. In botany, a distinct strand of tissue running radially through the conducting tissues in the stem of a plant.
8. A fish with a cartilaginous skeleton, a horizontally flat head and body, broad pectoral fins, and a tapering tail.
9. Etymology: from Old French rai, rais, "ray, spoke"; from Latin radius, "ray, spoke, staff, rod".
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(Greek: ray [as of light] or like a ray in form; radiance, radiation; a radiating or tentacled structure)
(Modern Latin: some say it comes from Greek proto, "first"; plus actinium, "ray"; so, “first actinium”; radioactive metal)
(Latin: ray, radiating [the Latin word for the spokes of a wheel is radius]; spoke, staff, rod)
(German: radiation, "x-ray"; X-ray; 1896, translation of German X-strahl, from X, "algebraic symbol for an unknown quantity", + Strahl, "beam, ray")
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An extraordinarily-skilled pumpkin carver, Ray Villafane

Mr. Villafane carves and composes many pumpkins and creates additional structures with other materials for the pleasure of viewers.

A click on this entry will take you to his home page where you can view many more of his achievements and see some interesting videos about his work

Ray Villafane and one of his special pumpkin creations.

This entry is located in the following unit: Pumpkin Sculptures or Carvings (page 1)
cathode-ray tube, CRT (s) (noun); cathode-ray tubes (pl)
A tube in which an electron beam is directed across a fluorescent tube so it will generate images.

The cathode-ray tubes are used in oscilloscopes, radar, television sets, and computer monitors.

This entry is located in the following unit: Technical Science and Engineering (page 1)
chest X-ray
Commonly used to detect abnormalities in the lungs, but it can also detect abnormalities in the heart, aorta, and the bones of the thoracic area.
x-ray anatomy
The study of gross anatomy as demonstrated by radiological methods.
This entry is located in the following unit: Anatomy and Related Anatomical Terms (page 6)
X-ray, roentgenogram
Electromagnetic radiation used in diagnostic imaging to view shadows of tissue density in the body.
X-ray, x-ray
1. High-energy radiation with waves shorter than those of visible light.

X-rays possess the capabilities of penetrating most substances (to varying extents), of acting on a photographic film or plate (permitting radiography), and of causing a fluorescent screen to give off light (permitting fluoroscopy).

Formerly called a Roentgen ray, in low doses X-rays are used for making images that help to diagnose disease, and in high doses to treat cancer.