[ en-suh-fal-ik ]

  1. of or relating to the encephalon or brain.

Origin of encephalic

First recorded in 1825–35; encephal- + -ic

Words Nearby encephalic

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How to use encephalic in a sentence

  • It could sense Tortha Karf's electro-encephalic wave-patterns, but it was having trouble locating the source.

    Time Crime | H. Beam Piper
  • There was also general encephalic engorgement, and in one experiment intense congestion of the meninges was observed.

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection | Alexander Wynter Blyth
  • encephalic lesions, adherence of the pia mater to the cerebrum, mean absolutely nothing in this question.

    L-bas | J. K. Huysmans
  • It was not until to-day, after the lapse of nearly a month, that I happened upon my encephalic chapter again.

    Christian Science | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • If the serous or sero-sanguinolent effusion be considerable, the encephalic mass or portions of it may be anmic.

British Dictionary definitions for encephalic


/ (ˌɛnsɪˈfælɪk, ˌɛnkɪ-) /

  1. of or relating to the brain

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