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mammography

[ ma-mog-ruh-fee ]
/ mæˈmɒg rə fi /
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noun
x-ray photography of a breast, especially for detection of tumors.
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Origin of mammography

First recorded in 1935–40; mamm(a)2 + -o- + -graphy

OTHER WORDS FROM mammography

mam·mo·graph·ic [mam-uh-graf-ik], /ˌmæm əˈgræf ɪk/, adjective

Words nearby mammography

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British Dictionary definitions for mammography

mammography
/ (mæˈmɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun
the technique of using X-rays to examine the breast in the early detection of cancer

Derived forms of mammography

mammograph or mammogram, noun
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Medical definitions for mammography

mammography
[ mă-mŏgrə-fē ]

n.
Radiographic examination of the breasts for diagnostic purposes.
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Cultural definitions for mammography

mammography
[ (ma-mog-ruh-fee) ]

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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