[en-sef-uh-lon, -luh n]
- Anatomy. the brain.
Origin of encephalon
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Encephalon -um: the brain, or that part of the head containing it.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
This is mainly an inference from the total weight of the encephalon.The Color Line
William Benjamin Smith
The state of the encephalon in those patients in whom spurious hydrocephalus occurs is interesting.
Let me also add that the weight of the encephalon varies enormously according to individuals.The Races of Man
The lessening of the blood supply to the encephalon is rather the accompaniment than the cause of sleep.
- a technical name for brain
C18: from New Latin, from Greek enkephalos brain (literally: that which is in the head), from en- ² + kephalē head
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