mammogram

noun
mam·​mo·​gram | \ ˈma-mə-ˌgram How to pronounce mammogram (audio) \

Definition of mammogram

: a photograph of the breasts made by X-rays also : the procedure for producing a mammogram

Examples of mammogram in a Sentence

She went to the hospital for her yearly mammogram.
Recent Examples on the Web Immediately after the mammogram, the radiologist scheduled her for a biopsy the following morning. Jennifer "jay" Palumbo, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 It was contained in one breast and so tiny it could only be detected by a mammogram. San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Oct. 2021 A few years before, doctors had ordered a sonogram after seeing something suspicious in a mammogram. Stephanie Emma Pfeffer, PEOPLE.com, 1 Oct. 2021 This free mammogram screening event is supported by the Connecticut Early Detection and Prevention Program and the Connecticut Well Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation Program. courant.com, 1 Oct. 2021 Driving west on Fairmount, coming home after a good mammogram. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 5 Sep. 2021 The first lady shared how much her mammogram helped her. Caroline Catherman, orlandosentinel.com, 8 Dec. 2021 Amy Robach is reflecting on her special relationship with Robin Roberts, eight years after the Good Morning America co-anchor convinced her to have her first mammogram. Marissa Charles, PEOPLE.com, 15 Oct. 2021 But my doctor assured me my mammogram didn't indicate that. Rebekah Kuschmider, Health.com, 14 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of mammogram

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mammogram

Latin mamma "breast" + -o- + -gram — more at mamma

Note: The terms mammogram and mammography were introduced by the American physician and surgeon Nymphus Frederick Hicken (1900-98) in "Mammography: roentgenologic diagnosis of breast tumors by means of contrast media," Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 64 (1937), pp. 593-603.

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“Mammogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mammogram. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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mammogram

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mammogram

: a photograph of a woman's breasts made by X-rays

mammogram

noun
mam·​mo·​gram | \ ˈmam-ə-ˌgram How to pronounce mammogram (audio) \

Medical Definition of mammogram

1 : a photograph of the breasts made by X-rays
2 : the procedure for producing a mammogram

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