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tomography

noun to·mog·ra·phy \tō-ˈmä-grə-fē\

Definition of TOMOGRAPHY

:  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 \ˌtō-mə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective

Origin of TOMOGRAPHY

Greek tomos section + International Scientific Vocabulary -graphy — more at tome
First Known Use: 1935
Medical Dictionary

tomography

noun to·mog·ra·phy \tō-ˈmäg-rə-fē\
plural to·mog·ra·phies

Medical Definition of TOMOGRAPHY

:  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
to·mo·graph·ic \ˌtō-mə-ˈgraf-ik\ adjective

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