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[ma-mog-ruh-fee] /mæˈmɒg rə fi/

x-ray photography of a breast, especially for detection of tumors.
the technique of using X-rays to examine the breast in the early detection of cancer

1937, from mammo- + -graphy.

mammography mam·mog·ra·phy (mā-mŏg’rə-fē)
Radiographic examination of the breasts for diagnostic purposes.
An x-ray image of the human breast, used to detect tumors or other abnormalities.

mammography noun (mā-mŏg’rə-fē)
mammography [(ma-mog-ruh-fee)]

Examination of the breasts using x-rays. Mammography is useful in locating tumors of the breast that are too small to be detected by other means.


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