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mammogram

[mam-uh-gram] /ˈmæm əˌgræm/
noun
1.
an x-ray photograph obtained by mammography.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; mamm(a)2 + -o- + -gram1
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Examples for mammogram
  • The computer-aided cancer detection system scans a mammogram and highlights suspicious areas.
  • Or, a little more radiation from my annual mammogram.
  • Place's doctor didn't think much of the lump either, but recommended a mammogram nonetheless.
  • Something is not quite right on the mammogram: come back for another one.
  • Your doctor may order one or more imaging tests, such as a mammogram.
  • However, you pay all related costs if you self-refer for a mammogram.
Word Origin and History for mammogram
n.

1937, from mammo- + -gram.

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mammogram in Medicine

mammogram mam·mo·gram (mām'ə-grām')
n.
An x-ray image of the breast produced by mammography.

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Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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mammogram in Science
mammogram
  (mām'ə-grām')   
An x-ray image of the human breast, used to detect tumors or other abnormalities.

mammography noun (mā-mŏg'rə-fē)
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mammogram in Culture
mammogram [(mam-uh-gram)]

An x-ray of the breast, produced by mammography, that is used in screening for breast cancer.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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