- echocardiography [ek΄ō kär΄dē äg′rə fē]n.pl. echocardiographiesa technique for examining the internal structure of the heart, using reflections from high-frequency sound waves to form a picture or display (echocardiogram)echocardiographic [ek΄o car΄dē ə graf′ik]adj.echocardiology [ek΄ō kär΄dē äl′ə jē]n.
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