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CAT scan

noun \ˈkat-\

medical : a picture of the inside of a part of your body that is made by a computerized machine

Full Definition of CAT SCAN

:  an image made by computed tomography
CAT scanning noun

Origin of CAT SCAN

computerized axial tomography
First Known Use: 1975

CAT scan

noun \ˈkat-ˈskan, ˌsē-ˌā-ˈtē-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CAT SCAN

:  a sectional view of the body constructed by computed tomography—called also CT scan

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