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hyperechoic

Pronunciation: hi'per-e-ko'ik

Definition:

  1. In ultrasonography, pertaining to material that produces echoes of higher amplitude or density than the surrounding medium.
  2. Denoting a region in an ultrasound image in which the echoes are stronger than normal or than surrounding structures.

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