noun Date: 1937 X-ray examination of the breasts (as for early detection of cancer) • mammographic adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mammography — mammographic /mam euh graf ik/, adj. /ma mog reuh fee/, n. x ray photography of a breast, esp. for detection of tumors. [1935 40; MAMM(A)2 + O + GRAPHY] * * * …   Universalium

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