tomograph

[toh-muh-graf, -grahf]

Origin of tomograph

Related formsto·mo·graph·ic [toh-muh-graf-ik] /ˌtoʊ məˈgræf ɪk/, adjectiveto·mo·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbto·mog·ra·phy [tuh-mog-ruh-fee] /təˈmɒg rə fi/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tomography

tomography

noun
  1. any of a number of techniques used to obtain an X-ray photograph of a selected plane section of the human body or some other solid object

Word Origin for tomography

C20: from Greek tomē a cutting + -graphy
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Word Origin and History for tomography
n.

1935, from Greek tomos "slice, section" (see tome) + -graphy.

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tomography in Medicine

tomography

[tō-mŏgrə-fē]
n.
  1. Any of several techniques for making detailed x-rays of a plane section of a solid object, such as the body, while blurring out the images of other planes.laminagraphy planigraphy planography stratigraphy
Related formsto′mo•graphic (tō′mə-grăfĭk) adj.

tomograph

[tōmə-grăf′]
n.
  1. The radiographic equipment used in tomography.
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tomography in Science

tomography

[tō-mŏgrə-fē]
  1. Any of several radiologic techniques for making detailed three-dimensional images of a plane section of a solid object, such as the body, while blurring out the images of other planes. See also computerized axial tomography positron emission tomography.
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tomography in Culture

tomography

[(tuh-mog-ruh-fee)]

A procedure by which waves are sent through an object and computers produce images of cross sections of the object by using information on how the waves are changed. Both ultrasound and CAT scans are medical uses of this technique, but it is also widely used in science and industry.

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