[ en-sef-uh-lon, -luh n ]
/ ɛnˈsɛf əˌlɒn, -lən /
noun, plural en·ceph·a·la [en-sef-uh-luh] /ɛnˈsɛf ə lə/.
Anatomy. the brain.
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British Dictionary definitions for encephala
/ (ɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn) /
noun plural -la (-lə)
a technical name for brain
Derived forms of encephalonencephalous, adjective
Word Origin for encephalon
C18: from New Latin, from Greek enkephalos brain (literally: that which is in the head), from en- ² + kephalē head
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Medical definitions for encephala
[ ĕn-sĕf′ə-lŏn′ ]
n. pl. en•ceph•a•la (-lə)
Other words from encephalonen•ceph′a•lous adj.
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