a combining form meaning “brain,” used in the formation of compound words: encephalograph.
Also especially before a vowel, encephal-.
Origin of encephalo-
< Greek enképhalos. See encephalon
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before a vowel encephal-
indicating the brainencephalogram; encephalitis
Word Origin for encephalo-
from New Latin, from Greek enkephalos, from en- in + kephalē head
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