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[son-uh-gram, soh-nuh-] /ˈsɒn əˌgræm, ˈsoʊ nə-/
noun, Medicine/Medical
the visual image produced by reflected sound waves in a diagnostic ultrasound examination.
Origin of sonogram
1955-60; sono- + gram Unabridged
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Examples from the web for sonogram
  • These echoes are collected and converted into a picture of the area called a sonogram.
  • Sometimes imaging tests are needed, such as a sonogram of the ovaries.
  • The echo patterns are shown on the screen of an ultrasound machine, forming a picture of body tissues called a sonogram.
  • The echoes form a picture of body tissues called a sonogram.
  • The transducer also receives the echoes and sends them to a computer that uses them to create a picture called a sonogram.
British Dictionary definitions for sonogram


(physics) a three-dimensional representation of a sound signal, using coordinates of frequency, time, and intensity
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Word Origin and History for sonogram

1956, from comb. form of Latin sonus (see sound (n.1)) + -gram. Related: Sonograph (1951).

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sonogram in Medicine

sonogram son·o·gram (sŏn'ə-grām', sō'nə-)
An image, as of an unborn fetus, produced by ultrasonography. Also called echogram, sonograph, ultrasonogram.

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