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zeugmatography

Pronunciation: zug'ma-tog'ra-fe

Definition: Term coined by Lauterbur in 1972 for the joining of a magnetic field and spatially defined radiofrequency field gradients to generate a two-dimensional display of proton density and relaxation times in tissues, the first nuclear magnetic resonance image.

[G. zeugma, that which joins together]

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