mammogram [mam-uh-gram] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. an x-ray photograph obtained by mammography.

Origin of mammogram First recorded in 1935–40; mamm(a)2 + -o- + -gram1 Examples from the Web for mammogram Contemporary Examples of mammogram

  • Thankfully, her cancer was caught rather early because of an assignment she had in early October in which she had mammogram done.

    Miley Cyrus Smokes Joint On Stage, Amy Robach Reveals Cancer Diagnosis on ‘GMA’

    Culture Team

    November 11, 2013

  • “We get sidetracked by efforts to focus on getting every woman a mammogram,” she recently told The Daily Beast.

    The Media’s Pink-Ribbon Problem: Coverage Is Skewed, Study Says

    Abigail Pesta

    August 13, 2012

  • A woman whose life was saved by a mammogram would argue that such screenings should be the top priority, she says.

    A Pink Rethink: Breast-Cancer Spending Comes Under the Microscope

    Abigail Pesta

    April 26, 2012

  • Jack Black giving himself a mammogram (yes, mammogram) on camera.

    Save the Boobs!

    Danielle Friedman

    December 28, 2009

  • As the mammogram issue reveals, representation is no longer a game of percentages.

    The Year in Sexism

    Amy Siskind

    December 17, 2009

  • Word Origin and History for mammogram n.

    1937, from mammo- + -gram.

    mammogram in Medicine mammogram [măm′ə-grăm′] n.

    1. An x-ray image of the breast produced by mammography.

    mammogram in Science mammogram [măm′ə-grăm′]

    1. An x-ray image of the human breast, used to detect tumors or other abnormalities.

    Related formsmammography noun (mă-mŏg′rə-fē) mammogram in Culture mammogram [(mam-uh-gram)]

    An x-ray of the breast, produced by mammography, that is used in screening for breast cancer.

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