[ ma-mog-ruh-fee ]
/ mæˈmɒg rə fi /
x-ray photography of a breast, especially for detection of tumors.
Words nearby mammography
OTHER WORDS FROM mammographymam·mo·graph·ic [mam-uh-graf-ik] /ˌmæm əˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for mammography
Called the “mammography paradox,” the phenomenon remains controversial.
They have only four mammography units in the entire Strip serving close to one million women.
And again, what are the concrete harms, if any, of mammography?
British Dictionary definitions for mammography
/ (mæˈmɒɡrəfɪ) /
the technique of using X-rays to examine the breast in the early detection of cancer
Derived forms of mammographymammograph or mammogram, noun
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Medical definitions for mammography
[ mă-mŏg′rə-fē ]
Radiographic examination of the breasts for diagnostic purposes.
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Scientific definitions for mammography
[ măm′ə-grăm′ ]
An x-ray image of the human breast, used to detect tumors or other abnormalities.
Other words from mammogrammammography noun (mă-mŏg′rə-fē)
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Cultural definitions for mammography
[ (ma-mog-ruh-fee) ]
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