Definition of mammography in English:

mammography

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] A technique using X-rays to diagnose and locate tumours of the breasts.

    • ‘This is why we insist on both mammography and physical examination.’
    • ‘For others it will involve screening by mammography or colonoscopy.’
    • ‘This could be accomplished by having a radiologist present during mammography to review films.’
    • ‘Early detection through mammography has been a major factor in the dramatic decrease in breast cancer mortality.’
    • ‘In the past women have been referred inappropriately for mammography and genetic counselling.’

Origin

1930s: from mamma + -graphy.

Pronunciation:

mammography

/maˈmɒɡrəfi/