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SPECT

[spekt] /spɛkt/
noun
1.
single photon emission computed tomography: a technique for measuring brain function similar to PET.
Origin of SPECT
1985-1990
First recorded in 1985-90
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  • I didn't 'SPECT her to come till Christmas, till she wrote Jim to come for her.

    The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Never kivered ground so fast before, an' I never 'SPECT to ag'in.

    Frank Merriwell's Cruise Burt L. Standish
  • Bad, I 'SPECT, when he remembers the way he treated poor Connie.

    Sue, A Little Heroine

    L. T. Meade
  • I 'SPECT you have dozens and dozens of little girls to play with.

    The Girl Scouts at Home

    Katherine Keene Galt
  • I don't 'SPECT we could of done that way iffen we hadn't of had Indian masters.

  • I SPECT they's the kind, though they han't never had no practice.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • "SPECT they was," said the child, scanning Miss Ophelia cunningly.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • "It don't seem to comfort me, but I SPECT it orter," said Aunt Chloe.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
SPECT in Medicine

SPECT abbr.
single photon emission computed tomography

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