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English noun: ultrasound

1. ultrasound (phenomenon) very high frequency sound; used in ultrasonography

Broader (hypernym)sound

2. ultrasound (act) 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

Synonymsechography, sonography, ultrasonography

Broader (hypernym)imaging, prenatal diagnosis, tomography

Narrower (hyponym)A-scan ultrasonography, B-scan ultrasonography

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