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mammography

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noun mam·mog·ra·phy \ma-ˈmä-grə-fē\

Definition of mammography

  1. :  X-ray examination of the breasts (as for early detection of cancer)

mammographic play \ˌma-mə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective


1937

First Known Use of mammography

1937


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mammography

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noun mam·mog·ra·phy \-fē\

Medical Definition of mammography

plural mam·mog·ra·phies

  1. :  X-ray examination of the breasts (as for early detection of cancer)

mam·mo·graph·ic \ˌmam-ə-ˈgraf-ik\play adjective



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