mammography

noun
mam·​mog·​ra·​phy | \ ma-ˈmä-grə-fē How to pronounce mammography (audio) \

Definition of mammography

: X-ray examination of the breasts (as for early detection of cancer)

Other Words from mammography

mammographic \ ˌma-​mə-​ˈgra-​fik How to pronounce mammography (audio) \ adjective

Examples of mammography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Screening mammography can detect early-stage disease when treatment is simpler and more likely to be effective. Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 Breast cancer screening with 3D mammography, or tomosynthesis, is basically like watching a movie through the breast. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 3 Nov. 2021 The panelists added that 3D mammography is more sensitive at detecting cancer, but fewer Black women are referred to it. Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 Plus, mammography technology has improved significantly. Angus Chen Reprints, STAT, 21 Oct. 2021 Still, the system of six hospitals and about 70 clinics has temporarily consolidated or closed services, including CT, mammography and ultrasound, at about 10 facilities to lessen the burden on staff members while employees are on leave. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 17 Oct. 2021 Still, the system of six hospitals and about 70 clinics has temporarily consolidated or closed services, including CT, mammography and ultrasound, at about 10 facilities to lessen the burden on staff from employees on leave. Meryl Kornfield And Annabelle Timsit, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Oct. 2021 The 40,000-square-foot RedBird clinic will offer primary care, family medicine, mammography and simple radiology. Sriya Reddy, Dallas News, 21 Sep. 2021 Banner Health Foundation is seeking support for a bus to provide mobile mammography services to women in rural and other areas that have limited access to the health screenings. Roxanne De La Rosa, The Arizona Republic, 9 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of mammography

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mammography

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

Note: See note at mammogram.

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19 Nov 2021

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“Mammography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mammography. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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mammography

noun
mam·​mog·​ra·​phy | \ -fē How to pronounce mammography (audio) \
plural mammographies

Medical Definition of mammography

: X-ray examination of the breasts (as for early detection of cancer)

Other Words from mammography

mammographic \ ˌmam-​ə-​ˈgraf-​ik How to pronounce mammography (audio) \ adjective

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