sono·​gram | \ˈsä-nə-ˌgram \

Definition of sonogram 

: an image produced by ultrasound

Examples of sonogram in a Sentence

The sonogram showed that the fetus was developing normally.

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Bernard wrote on Instagram, alongside an image of a sonogram. Adam Carlson,, "XXXTentacion’s Funeral Will Be Held in Florida with an Open-Casket Viewing: Lawyer," 23 June 2018 Makelle, a grade school reading specialist, and her husband Jared, from Santaquin, Utah, went to the doctor for a routine sonogram. Caroline Alkire, Good Housekeeping, "Coolest Baby Ever Flashes Rock 'n' Roll Sign During Sonogram," 2 Mar. 2017 Iglanced at the sonogram technician's face and knew something was wrong. Woman's Day, "Why Kathy Townsend Doesn't Let Her Breast Cancer Diagnosis Stop Her From Living," 9 July 2018 Bernard wrote in the caption of a photo showcasing a sonogram. Alexia Fernandez,, "XXXTentacion's Mom Reveals His Girlfriend Is Pregnant with His Baby: 'He Left Us a Final Gift'," 22 June 2018 In some states, doctors have to display a sonogram and describe the fetus. Megan Friedman, Marie Claire, "The Supreme Court Just Ruled in Favor of Anti-Choice ‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’," 26 June 2018 Most expecting parents treasure that first grainy sonogram image of their baby in utero. Blake Bakkila,, "This Woman Takes Ultrasound Photos and Transforms Them Into Gorgeous Paintings," 23 Mar. 2018 During a routine sonogram, doctors discovered a 5.5-inch mass on the right side of Susan O’Flanagan’s kidney. Melanie Dadourian, Fox News, "Huge scare for pregnant woman when scan revealed she had a tumor 'as big as her baby'," 27 Mar. 2018 In 2000, during my semiannual pelvic sonogram, my OB/GYN Thomas Magovern discovered a uterine polyp. Ruth O. Selig, Washington Post, "Years ago when my twin got breast cancer I took drastic action and am grateful I did," 28 May 2018

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sonogram

: 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 \

Medical Definition of sonogram 

: an image produced by ultrasound

called also echogram, ultrasonogram

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