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Words nearby encephal-
WORDS THAT USE ENCEPHAL-
What does encephal- mean?
Encephal- comes from the Greek enképhalos, meaning “brain.” Literally, enképhalos means “in (en-) the head (kephalē).” Isn’t that where you find the brain?!
Encephal- is a variant of encephalo-, which loses its -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
Want to know more? Read our Words That Use encephalo- article.
Examples of encephal-
A word you may be familiar with that uses the combining form encephal- is encephalalgia, the medical term for a “headache.”
We know that encephal- means “brain.” The combining form, -algia, from the Greek álgos, means “pain.” Encephalalgia literally translates to “brain pain.”
What are some words that use the combining form encephal-?
What are some other forms that encephalo- may be commonly confused with?