x-ray photography of a breast, especially for detection of tumors.
Related formsmam·mo·graph·ic [mam-uh-graf-ik] /ˌmæm əˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
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Derived Formsmammograph or mammogram, noun
the technique of using X-rays to examine the breast in the early detection of cancer
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Radiographic examination of the breasts for diagnostic purposes.
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Related formsmammography noun (mă-mŏg′rə-fē)
An x-ray image of the human breast, used to detect tumors or other abnormalities.
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Examination of the breasts using x-rays. Mammography is useful in locating tumors of the breast that are too small to be detected by other means.
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