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mammogram

[mam-uh-gram]
noun
  1. an x-ray photograph obtained by mammography.
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Origin of mammogram

First recorded in 1935–40; mamm(a)2 + -o- + -gram1
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Word Origin and History for mammogram

n.

1937, from mammo- + -gram.

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mammogram in Medicine

mammogram

(mămə-grăm′)
n.
  1. An x-ray image of the breast produced by mammography.
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mammogram in Science

mammogram

[mămə-grăm′]
  1. An x-ray image of the human breast, used to detect tumors or other abnormalities.
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Related formsmammography noun (mă-mŏgrə-fē)
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mammogram in Culture

mammogram

[(mam-uh-gram)]

An x-ray of the breast, produced by mammography, that is used in screening for breast cancer.

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