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cholecystography

[koh-luh-si-stog-ruh-fee, kol-uh-] /ˌkoʊ lə sɪˈstɒg rə fi, ˌkɒl ə-/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
1.
the production of x-ray photographs of the gallbladder following administration of a radiopaque substance that is secreted by the liver into the gallbladder.
Origin of cholecystography
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; cholecyst + -o- + -graphy
Related forms
cholecystogram
[koh-luh-sis-tuh-gram, kol-uh-] /ˌkoʊ ləˈsɪs təˌgræm, ˌkɒl ə-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cholecystogram

cholecystography

/ˌkɒlɪsɪsˈtɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
(med) radiography of the gall bladder after administration of a contrast medium
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cholecystogram in Medicine

cholecystogram cho·le·cys·to·gram (kō'lĭ-sĭs'tə-grām')
n.
A radiographic image of the gallbladder that is obtained by cholecystography.

cholecystography cho·le·cys·tog·ra·phy (kō'lĭ-sĭ-stŏg'rə-fē)
n.
Visualization of the gallbladder by x-rays after the administration of a radiopaque substance.

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