What does ultrasound mean?

Definitions for ultrasoundˈʌl trəˌsaʊnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ultrasound(noun)

    very high frequency sound; used in ultrasonography

  2. sonography, ultrasonography, echography, ultrasound(noun)

    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


  1. ultrasound(Noun)

    sound with a frequency greater than the upper limit of human hearing; approximately 20 kilohertz

  2. ultrasound(Noun)

    The use of ultrasonic waves for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes


  1. Ultrasound

    Ultrasound is an oscillating sound pressure wave with a frequency greater than the upper limit of the human hearing range. Ultrasound is thus not separated from 'normal' sound based on differences in physical properties, only the fact that humans cannot hear it. Although this limit varies from person to person, it is approximately 20 kilohertz in healthy, young adults. Ultrasound devices operate with frequencies from 20 kHz up to several gigahertz. Ultrasound is used in many different fields. Ultrasonic devices are used to detect objects and measure distances. Ultrasonic imaging is used in both veterinary medicine and human medicine. In the nondestructive testing of products and structures, ultrasound is used to detect invisible flaws. Industrially, ultrasound is used for cleaning and for mixing, and to accelerate chemical processes. Organisms such as bats and porpoises use ultrasound for locating prey and obstacles. Ultrasonics is the application of ultrasound. Ultrasound can be used for medical imaging, detection, measurement and cleaning. At higher power levels, ultrasonics is useful for changing the chemical properties of substances.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ultrasound in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ultrasound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Flannery:

    Ultrasound is a perfect example.

  2. Wendie Berg:

    There are now low-tech ultrasound devices that produce images of similar quality to devices used in this study.

  3. Wendie Berg:

    It’s likely the cancers we find on ultrasound will make a bigger difference than those we find in mammography.

  4. Michael Whiteley:

    It was the ultrasound tech that kind of left the room, came back and I thought something was wrong, she said' No it's good news.' I said.

  5. Kinberly Novaes:

    We did a morphology ultrasound last week, and the doctor said I’m 24 weeks pregnant— almost six months— and my baby is healthy and strong.

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