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tomography

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noun to·mog·ra·phy \tō-ˈmä-grə-fē\

Definition of tomography

  1. :  a method of producing a three-dimensional image of the internal structures of a solid object (as the human body or the earth) by the observation and recording of the differences in the effects on the passage of waves of energy impinging on those structures — compare computed tomography

to·mo·graph·ic play \ˌtō-mə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective


Origin of tomography

Greek tomos section + International Scientific Vocabulary -graphy — more at tome


First Known Use: 1935


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tomography

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noun to·mog·ra·phy \tō-ˈmäg-rə-fē\

Medical Definition of tomography

plural to·mog·ra·phies

  1. :  a method of producing a three-dimensional image of the internal structures of a solid object (as the human body) by the observation and recording of the differences in the effects on the passage of waves of energy impinging on those structures—called also stratigraphy; see computed tomography, positron-emission tomography

  2. to·mo·graph·ic \ˌtō-mə-ˈgraf-ik\play adjective




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