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mam·mog·ra·phy

 (mă-mŏg′rə-fē)
n. pl. mam·mog·ra·phies
1. Radiological examination of the breast, used to screen for or evaluate tumors and other abnormalities.
2. The procedure performed to produce a mammogram.
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mammography

(mæˈmɒɡrəfɪ)
n
(Medicine) the technique of using X-rays to examine the breast in the early detection of cancer
ˈmammoˌgraph, ˈmammoˌgram n
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mam•mog•ra•phy

(mæˈmɒg rə fi)

n.
x-ray photography of a breast, esp. for detection of tumors.
[1935–40]
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mammography

A diagnostic method of determining the presence of breast cancer using X-rays.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mammography - a diagnostic procedure to detect breast tumors by the use of X raysmammography - a diagnostic procedure to detect breast tumors by the use of X rays
diagnostic procedure, diagnostic technique - a procedure followed in making a medical diagnosis
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Translations
mamografie
mammografia
mammográfia
mamografia

mammography

[mæˈmɒgrəfɪ] Nmamografía f
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mammography

nMammografie f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

mam·mog·ra·phy

n. mamografía, rayos-x de la glándula mamaria.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mammography

n mamografía (técnica); digital — mamografía digital
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