CAT scan

noun
\ ˈkat- How to pronounce CAT scan (audio) \

Definition of CAT scan

Other Words from CAT scan

CAT scanning noun

First Known Use of CAT scan

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for CAT scan

computerized axial tomography

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“CAT scan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/CAT%20scan. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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CAT scan

noun
\ ˈkat-ˈskan, ˌsē-ˌā-ˈtē- How to pronounce CAT scan (audio) \

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