Definition of mammography in English:


Line breaks: mam¦mog|raphy
Pronunciation: /maˈmɒgrəfi


[mass noun] Medicine
  • A technique using X-rays to diagnose and locate tumours of the breasts.
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    • In the past women have been referred inappropriately for mammography and genetic counselling.
    • This is why we insist on both mammography and physical examination.
    • For others it will involve screening by mammography or colonoscopy.


1930s: from mamma2 + -graphy.

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