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mammography

[ma-mog-ruh-fee] /mæˈmɒg rə fi/
noun
1.
x-ray photography of a breast, especially for detection of tumors.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; mamm(a)2 + -o- + -graphy
Related forms
mammographic
[mam-uh-graf-ik] /ˌmæm əˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Perhaps nowhere have these issues been so apparent, however, as in the arena of mammography.
  • Procedures to evaluate mammography based on magnetic resonance imaging exist too.
British Dictionary definitions for mammography

mammography

/mæˈmɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
the technique of using X-rays to examine the breast in the early detection of cancer
Derived Forms
mammograph, mammogram, noun
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Word Origin and History for mammography
n.

1937, from mammo- + -graphy.

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mammography in Medicine

mammography mam·mog·ra·phy (mā-mŏg'rə-fē)
n.
Radiographic examination of the breasts for diagnostic purposes.

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mammography 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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mammography in Culture
mammography [(ma-mog-ruh-fee)]

Examination of the breasts using x-rays. Mammography is useful in locating tumors of the breast that are too small to be detected by other means.

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