[koh-luh-si-stog-ruh-fee, kol-uh-]

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.

Nearby words

  1. cholecystitis,
  2. cholecystocolostomy,
  3. cholecystoduodenostomy,
  4. cholecystogastrostomy,
  5. cholecystogram,
  6. cholecystoileostomy,
  7. cholecystojejunostomy,
  8. cholecystokinetic,
  9. cholecystokinin,
  10. cholecystolithiasis

Origin of cholecystography

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

Related formscho·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



med radiography of the gall bladder after administration of a contrast medium
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Medicine definitions for cholecystogram




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




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

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