HyperDic: ultrasound

English > 2 senses of the word ultrasound:
NOUNphenomenonultrasoundvery high frequency sound
actultrasound, sonography, ultrasonography, echographyusing the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram)
ultrasound > pronunciation
Soundsah.ltrahsaw'nd
Rhymesabound ... wound: 56 rhymes with awnd...
English > ultrasound: 2 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningVery high frequency sound; used in ultrasonography.
Broadersoundmechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium
Spanishultrasonido
Adjectivesultrasonichaving frequencies above those of audible sound
English > ultrasound: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningUsing the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe / observe fetal growth or study bodily organs.
Synonymssonography, ultrasonography, echography
NarrowerA-scan ultrasonographyThe use of ultrasonography to measure the length of the eyeball
B-scan ultrasonographyThe use of ultrasonography to view structure in the back of the eye
Broaderimaging, tomography(medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body
prenatal diagnosisAny of the diagnostic procedures used to determine whether a fetus has a genetic abnormality
Spanishecografía, ultrasonido
Catalanecografia, ultrasò

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