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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for ultrasound in the sense of this definition

(ultrasound is a kind of ...) any of the diagnostic procedures used to determine whether a fetus has a genetic abnormality

(ultrasound is a kind of ...) (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body

(... is a kind of ultrasound ) the use of ultrasonography to measure the length of the eyeball

(... is a kind of ultrasound ) the use of ultrasonography to view structure in the back of the eye

Definition 2: very high frequency sound; used in ultrasonography - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(ultrasound is a kind of ...) mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium

"falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them"

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