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[ son-uh-gram, soh-nuh- ]
/ ˈsɒn əˌgræm, ˈsoʊ nə- /

noun Medicine/Medical.

the visual image produced by reflected sound waves in a diagnostic ultrasound examination.

Nearby words

sonnets from the portuguese, sonnetteer, sonny, sono-, sonobuoy, sonogram, sonograph, sonography, sonoluminescence, sonoma, sonometer

Origin of sonogram

First recorded in 1955–60; sono- + -gram1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for sonogram


/ (ˈsəʊnəˌɡræm) /


physics a three-dimensional representation of a sound signal, using coordinates of frequency, time, and intensity
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Word Origin and History for sonogram



1956, from comb. form of Latin sonus (see sound (n.1)) + -gram. Related: Sonograph (1951).

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Medicine definitions for sonogram


[ sŏnə-grăm′, sō′nə- ]


An image, as of an unborn fetus, produced by ultrasonography.echogram sonograph ultrasonogram
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