1. the science or technique of making photographs of the kidneys, renal pelves, and ureters by means of x-rays, after the injection of an opaque solution or of a radiopaque dye.

Origin of pyelography

First recorded in 1905–10; pyelo- + -graphy
Related formspy·e·lo·graph·ic [pahy-uh-luh-graf-ik, pahy-el-uh-] /ˌpaɪ ə ləˈgræf ɪk, paɪˌɛl ə-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for pyelography


  1. med the branch of radiology concerned with examination of the kidney and associated structures by means of an X-ray picture called a pyelogram ˈpaɪələʊˌɡræmAlso called: urography
Derived Formspyelographic (ˌpaɪələʊˈɡræfɪk), adjective
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pyelography in Medicine


  1. X-ray photography of the pelvis of the kidney and associated structures after injection with a radiopaque dye.pyeloureterography ureteropyelography
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