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shadowgraph

[shad-oh-graf, -grahf] /ˈʃæd oʊˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/
noun
1.
a picture produced by throwing a shadow, as of the hands, on a lighted screen, wall, or the like.
3.
a radiograph.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; shadow + -graph
Related forms
shadowgraphic
[shad-oh-graf-ik] /ˌʃæd oʊˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
shadowgraphist, noun
shadowgraphy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for shadowgraphy

shadowgraph

/ˈʃædəʊˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf/
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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