[ koh-luh-si-stog-ruh-fee, kol-uh- ]
/ ˌkoʊ lə sɪˈstɒg rə fi, ˌkɒl ə- /

noun Medicine/Medical.

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

First recorded in 1920–25; cholecyst + -o- + -graphy

Related forms

cho·le·cys·to·gram [koh-luh-sis-tuh-gram, kol-uh-] /ˌkoʊ ləˈsɪs təˌgræm, ˌkɒl ə-/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for cholecystogram


/ (ˌkɒlɪsɪsˈtɒɡrəfɪ) /


med radiography of the gall bladder after administration of a contrast medium
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Medicine definitions for cholecystogram (1 of 2)


[ kō′lĭ-sĭstə-grăm′ ]


A radiographic image of the gallbladder that is obtained by cholecystography.

Medicine definitions for cholecystogram (2 of 2)


[ kō′lĭ-sĭ-stŏgrə-fē ]


Visualization of the gallbladder by x-rays after the administration of a radiopaque substance.
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