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[ek-oh-kahr-dee-uh-gram] /ˌɛk oʊˈkɑr di əˌgræm/
a graphic record produced by an echocardiograph.
Origin of echocardiogram
1975-80; echo + cardiogram Unabridged
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Examples from the web for echocardiogram
  • The valves were damaged, but the echocardiogram showed no bacterial clumps.
  • He submitted himself for a battery of tests, including an electrocardiogram and an echocardiogram.
  • echocardiogram usually defines the attachment of pulmonary vessels.
  • Anyone in the first five years should have lung function tested every six months and an echocardiogram once a year.
British Dictionary definitions for echocardiogram


a visual display or record produced using echocardiography
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echocardiogram in Medicine

echocardiogram ech·o·car·di·o·gram (ěk'ō-kär'dē-ə-grām')
A visual record produced by echocardiography.

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echocardiogram in Science
An ultrasound image of the heart that demonstrates the size, motion, and composition of cardiac structures and is used to diagnose various abnormalities of the heart, including valvular dysfunction, abnormal chamber size, congenital heart disease, and cardiomyopathy.
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