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The process of obtaining a visual representation of a plane section through living tissue, by such techniques as tomography, ultrasonography, etc.
- ‘In this study, planigraphy is demonstrated to be superior to all other methods described for the detection of intracardiac calcification.’
- ‘Such information can be obtained experimentally by tritium planigraphy.’
1930s: from Dutch planigraphie, from Latin planus ‘flat, level’ + Greek -graphia (see -graphy).
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