angiography

[ an-jee-og-ruh-fee ]
/ ˌæn dʒiˈɒg rə fi /

noun

x-ray examination of blood vessels or lymphatics following injection of a radiopaque substance.

Origin of angiography

First recorded in 1720–30; angio- + -graphy

Related forms

an·gi·o·graph·ic [an-jee-uh-graf-ik] /ˌæn dʒi əˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for angiography

angiography

/ (ˌændʒɪˈɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun

a method of obtaining an X-ray of blood vessels by injecting into them a substance, such as one containing iodine, that shows up as opaque on an X-ray picture

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Medicine definitions for angiography

angiography

[ ăn′jē-ŏgrə-fē ]

n.

Examination of the blood vessels using x-rays following the injection of a radiopaque substance.

Related forms

an′gi•o•graphic (-ə-grăfĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for angiography

angiography

[ ăn′jē-ŏgrə-fē ]

Examination of the blood vessels using x-rays following the injection of a radiopaque substance.

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