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ULTRASOUND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ultrasound mean? 

ULTRASOUND (noun)
  The noun ULTRASOUND has 2 senses:

1. very high frequency sound; used in ultrasonography
2. using the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe fetal growth or study bodily organs

  Familiarity information: ULTRASOUND used as a noun is rare.


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ULTRASOUND (noun)


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Meaning:

Very high frequency sound; used in ultrasonography

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("ultrasound" is a kind of...):

sound (mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium)


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Meaning:

Using the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe fetal growth or study bodily organs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

echography; sonography; ultrasonography; ultrasound

Hypernyms ("ultrasound" is a kind of...):

prenatal diagnosis (any of the diagnostic procedures used to determine whether a fetus has a genetic abnormality)

imaging; tomography ((medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body)


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