computerized axial tomography scanner

computerized axial tomography scanner
noun
a tomograph that constructs a 3-D model of an object by combining parallel planes
Syn: ↑CAT scanner
Hypernyms: ↑tomograph

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computed axial tomography scanner or computerized axial tomography scanner noun
A machine which produces X-ray pictures of cross-sections of the body with the assistance of a computer (abbrev CAT or CT scanner)
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Main Entry:compute

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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