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[an-jee-og-ruh-fee] /ˌæn dʒiˈɒg rə fi/
x-ray examination of blood vessels or lymphatics following injection of a radiopaque substance.
Origin of angiography
1720-30; angio- + -graphy
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[an-jee-uh-graf-ik] /ˌæn dʒi əˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for angiography
  • Currently, the best way to detect the disease is coronary angiography.
  • The first two, later sold, focused on medical x-ray angiography and a system to detect explosives in baggage.
  • Renal arteriography is also called renal angiography.
  • It is may be done at the same time as coronary artery angiography.
  • Coronary angiography is often done right away or when you are more stable.
British Dictionary definitions for angiography


a method of obtaining an X-ray of blood vessels by injecting into them a substance, such as one containing iodine, that shows up as opaque on an X-ray picture
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Word Origin and History for angiography

1731, from angio- + -graphy.

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angiography in Medicine

angiography an·gi·og·ra·phy (ān'jē-ŏg'rə-fē)
Examination of the blood vessels using x-rays following the injection of a radiopaque substance.

an'gi·o·graph'ic (-ə-grāf'ĭk) adj.
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angiography in Science
Examination of the blood vessels using x-rays following the injection of a radiopaque substance.
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