Definition of "mammogram" []

  • An x-ray image of the breast produced by mammography. (noun)
  • The technique of using X-rays to examine the breast in the early detection of cancer (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "mammogram" in a sentence
  • "The decision to have a mammogram is actually more complex than many realize, Schwartz says."
  • "Because it sounds like the mammogram is already taken care of and the only piece you're asking the patient to remember is the sonogram."
  • "A mammogram is the best method of detecting breast cancer at an early stage and improving rates of survival."