- Resembling the brain or its tissue.
- Of a relatively soft and nonfibrous consistency. Used of a carcinoma.
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The forms of cancer met with in these regions are epitheliomatous, scirrhous, encephaloid, and colloid.
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.
For the diseases of the cartilage itself, see "Encephaloid cancer."Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
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Scirrhous, encephaloid and colloid forms of carcinoma occur.