Definition : Volume + element
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What does Voxel mean?

Voxel (volume + element) or volume pixel, is a unit of graphic information that defines a point in three-dimensional (3D) space. The word voxel originated by analogy with the word pixel (picture + element). Voxel is a 3D analog of a pixel and the smallest distinguishable box-shaped element of a 3D object. It is used in the visualization and analysis of three-dimensional, especially in the scientific and medical data.