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mammography

Line breaks: mam¦mog|raphy
Pronunciation: /maˈmɒɡrəfi
 
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Definition of mammography in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A technique using X-rays to diagnose and locate tumours of the breasts.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

1930s: from mamma2 + -graphy.

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