ultrasound etymology

English word ultrasound comes from English sound, English ultra-

Detailed word origin of ultrasound

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sound English (eng) (British, slang) Good; acceptable; decent.. (mathematics, logic) Having the property of soundness.. (of sleep) Quiet and deep. Sound asleep means sleeping peacefully, often deeply.. Complete, solid, or secure.. Founded in law; legal; valid; not defective.. Healthy.. Heavy; laid on with force. (intransitive) Dive downwards, used of a whale.. (medicine) To examine with the instrument called a [...]
ultra- English (eng) Beyond, on the far side of, as in ultraviolet.. Beyond, outside of, as in ultrasonic.. Excessively, to an extreme, as in ultramicroscopic, ultra-careful.. Greater than normal quantity or importance, as in ultrasecret.
ultrasound English (eng) (ambitransitive) To treat with ultrasound. (medicine) The use of ultrasonic waves for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.. (physics) Sound with a frequency greater than the upper limit of human hearing, which is approximately 20 kilohertz.

Words with the same origin as ultrasound

Descendants of ultra-
intense intensity