angiocardiography

noun

an·​gio·​car·​di·​og·​ra·​phy ˈan-jē-ō-ˌkär-dē-ˈä-grə-fē How to pronounce angiocardiography (audio)
: the radiographic visualization of the heart and its blood vessels after injection of a radiopaque substance
angiocardiographic adjective

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Spanish angio-cardiografía, from angio- angio- + cardiografía cardiography

Note: Though apparently attested as German Angiocardographie in 1928, currency of the word in medicine dates from its use by the Cuban pediatrician Agustín Walfredo Castellanos (1902-2000) and his colleagues R. Pereira and A. García-López in "La angio-cardiografía radio-opaca" (Archivos de la Sociedad de Estudios Clínicos de La Habana, vol. 31 [1937], p. 523) and subsequent publications. See the editorial note "Angiocardiography" in The Lancet, vol. 232, Issue 6017 (December 24, 1938), pp. 1476-77.

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angiocardiography was in 1938

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“Angiocardiography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angiocardiography. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

angiocardiography

noun

an·​gio·​car·​di·​og·​ra·​phy -ˌkärd-ē-ˈäg-rə-fē How to pronounce angiocardiography (audio)
plural angiocardiographies
: the radiographic visualization of the heart and its blood vessels after injection of a radiopaque substance
angiocardiographic adjective

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