noun Etymology: Latin mamma + English -o- + -gram Date: 1937 a photograph of the breasts made by X-rays; also the procedure for producing a mammogram

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  • mammogram — 1937, from MAMMO (Cf. mammo ) + GRAM (Cf. gram) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mammogram — ► NOUN ▪ an image obtained by mammography …   English terms dictionary

  • mammogram — [mam′ə gram΄] n. an X ray obtained by mammography …   English World dictionary

  • Mammogram — An X ray of the breast with the breast in a device that compresses and flattens it. There are two basic mammogram tests screening mammograms and diagnostic mammograms. A screening mammogram is one done in women who have no signs of breast cancer …   Medical dictionary

  • mammogram — UK [ˈmæməɡræm] / US [ˈmæməˌɡræm] noun [countable] Word forms mammogram : singular mammogram plural mammograms medical a photograph of a woman s breast taken using x rays in order to discover whether she has breast cancer …   English dictionary

  • mammogram — [[t]mæ̱məgræm[/t]] mammograms N COUNT A mammogram is a test used to check whether women have breast cancer, using x rays …   English dictionary

  • mammogram — /mam euh gram /, n. an x ray photograph obtained by mammography. [1935 40; MAMM(A)2 + O + GRAM1] * * * …   Universalium

  • mammogram — noun An X ray picture of the breasts (mammaries), used to screen for breast cancer …   Wiktionary

  • mammogram — mam|mo|gram [ˈmæməgræm] n an ↑X ray picture of a woman s breasts used to check for signs of ↑cancer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mammogram — mam|mo|gram [ mæmə,græm ] noun count a photograph of a woman s breast taken using X RAYS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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