encephaloid en·ceph·a·loid (ěn-sěf'ə-loid')
Resembling the brain or its tissue.
Of a relatively soft and nonfibrous consistency. Used of a carcinoma.
For the diseases of the cartilage itself, see "encephaloid cancer."
The forms of cancer met with in these regions are epitheliomatous, scirrhous, encephaloid, and colloid.
The chief varieties of cancer are Scirrhus or hard cancer, encephaloid or soft cancer and Epithelial cancer.
The encephaloid variety is prone to very sudden and rapid breaking down, and may destroy life within a few months.
The usual form in cancer of the liver is the soft, cellular variety, encephaloid or medullary.
Scirrhous, encephaloid and colloid forms of carcinoma occur.
The scirrhus and encephaloid of the earlier writers are now transformed into fibrous and medullary cancer.