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tomograph

[toh-muh-graf, -grahf] /ˈtoʊ məˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/
noun
1.
a machine for making an x-ray of a selected plane of the body.
Origin of tomograph
Related forms
tomographic
[toh-muh-graf-ik] /ˌtoʊ məˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
tomographically, adverb
tomography
[tuh-mog-ruh-fee] /təˈmɒg rə fi/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tomography

tomography

/təˈmɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
any of a number of techniques used to obtain an X-ray photograph of a selected plane section of the human body or some other solid object
Word Origin
C20: from Greek tomē a cutting + -graphy
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Word Origin and History for tomography
n.

1935, from Greek tomos "slice, section" (see tome) + -graphy.

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tomography in Medicine

tomography to·mog·ra·phy (tō-mŏg'rə-fē)
n.
Any of several techniques for making detailed x-rays of a plane section of a solid object, such as the body, while blurring out the images of other planes. Also called laminagraphy, planigraphy, planography, stratigraphy.


to'mo·graph'ic (tō'mə-grāf'ĭk) adj.

tomograph to·mo·graph (tō'mə-grāf')
n.
The radiographic equipment used in tomography.

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tomography in Science
tomography
  (tō-mŏg'rə-fē)   
Any of several radiologic techniques for making detailed three-dimensional images of a plane section of a solid object, such as the body, while blurring out the images of other planes. See also computerized axial tomography, positron emission tomography.

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tomography in Culture
tomography [(tuh-mog-ruh-fee)]

A procedure by which waves are sent through an object and computers produce images of cross sections of the object by using information on how the waves are changed. Both ultrasound and CAT scans are medical uses of this technique, but it is also widely used in science and industry.

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