sono·​gram | \ ˈsä-nə-ˌgram How to pronounce sonogram (audio) \

Definition of sonogram

: an image produced by ultrasound

Examples of sonogram in a Sentence

The sonogram showed that the fetus was developing normally.
Recent Examples on the Web One way to check is a maternal echocardiogram, a sonogram of the heart that private insurance and Medicaid would cover — but not CHIP Perinate, Lopez and numerous other providers said. Nina Martin, ProPublica, "The Extraordinary Danger of Being Pregnant and Uninsured in Texas," 8 Dec. 2019 After an additional mammogram and a sonogram, my doctor ordered a biopsy. Tamara Rodriguez,, "Tamara Rodriguez’ Survival Story," 22 Oct. 2019 Hargis explained that sonograms showed clearly that pregnant smokers had thinner placentas than nonsmokers had. Eliza Griswold, The New Yorker, "The New Front Line of the Anti-Abortion Movement," 11 Nov. 2019 Christina Milian and Matt Pokora The singer and actress announced her pregnancy in July on Instagram with a photo of herself hugging French singer Pokora, who is seen holding a sonogram in front of her belly. Rasha Ali, USA TODAY, "Pregnant celebrities 2019: Who's due, baby bump pics and gender reveals," 2 Sep. 2019 In an adorable photo, Milian and her boyfriend, Matt Pokora, stand side-by-side as the dad-to-be holds their sonogram photo. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Christina Milian Is Pregnant With Her Second Child!," 29 July 2019 To announce the happy news, the Today co-host played a clip of her 2-year-old son, Calvin, holding her sonogram. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "When Is Dylan Dreyer's Due Date? Here's When Her Baby Boy Will Likely Be Born," 18 July 2019 When the couple called the clinic about it, the suit says, the doctors told them the sonogram was inaccurate. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, "Fertility clinic got woman pregnant with someone else's babies, lawsuit claims," 8 July 2019 So here's what happened: On Monday afternoon Bieber posted a photo of a sonogram with no caption. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Justin Bieber Just Teased That Hailey Baldwin Might Be Pregnant," 1 Apr. 2019

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Sonogram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sonogram

US, technical : a picture that is taken of the inside of something (such as a person's body) by using a special machine


sono·​gram | \ ˈsän-ə-ˌgram How to pronounce sonogram (audio) \

Medical Definition of sonogram

: an image produced by ultrasound

called also echogram, ultrasonogram

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