electroencephalograph

[ ih-lek-troh-en-sef-uh-luh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ɪˌlɛk troʊ ɛnˈsɛf ə ləˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

an instrument for measuring and recording the electric activity of the brain.

Nearby words

  1. electrodissolution,
  2. electrodynamic,
  3. electrodynamics,
  4. electrodynamometer,
  5. electroencephalogram,
  6. electroencephalographic dysrhythmia,
  7. electroencephalography,
  8. electroendosmosis,
  9. electroextraction,
  10. electrofluor

Origin of electroencephalograph

First recorded in 1935–40; electro- + encephalograph

Related formse·lec·tro·en·ceph·a·lo·graph·ic [ih-lek-troh-en-sef-uh-luh-graf-ik] /ɪˌlɛk troʊ ɛnˌsɛf ə ləˈgræf ɪk/, e·lec·tro·en·ceph·a·lo·graph·i·cal, adjectivee·lec·tro·en·ceph·a·lo·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbe·lec·tro·en·ceph·a·log·ra·phy [ih-lek-troh-en-sef-uh-log-ruh-fee] /ɪˌlɛk troʊ ɛnˌsɛf əˈlɒg rə fi/, noun

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Examples from the Web for electroencephalograph

  • A peculiar mixture of radio and the electroencephalograph, I think.

  • The Attison Detector was developed, a cross between radar and the electroencephalograph.

    The Hour of Battle|Robert Sheckley


British Dictionary definitions for electroencephalograph

electroencephalograph

/ (ɪˌlɛktrəʊɛnˈsɛfələˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /

noun

an instrument for recording the electrical activity of the brain, usually by means of electrodes placed on the scalp: used to diagnose tumours of the brain, to study brain waves, etcAbbreviation: EEG See also brain wave
Derived Formselectroencephalographic, adjectiveelectroencephalographically, adverbelectroencephalography (ɪˌlɛktrəʊɛnˌsɛfəˈlɒɡrəfɪ), noun

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Medicine definitions for electroencephalograph

electroencephalograph

[ ĭ-lĕk′trō-ĕn-sĕfə-lə-grăf′ ]

n.

An instrument that generates a record of the electrical activity of the brain by measuring electric potentials using electrodes attached to the scalp.
Related formse•lec′tro•en•ceph′a•lo•graphic adj.e•lec′tro•en•ceph′a•logra•phy (-lŏgrə-fē) n.


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