encephalo-


a combining form meaning “brain,” used in the formation of compound words: encephalograph.

Nearby words

  1. encephalic vesicle,
  2. encephalin,
  3. encephalitis,
  4. encephalitis lethargica,
  5. encephalitis periaxialis diffusa,
  6. encephalocele,
  7. encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis,
  8. encephalofacial angiomatosis,
  9. encephalogram,
  10. encephalograph

Also especially before a vowel, encephal-.

Origin of encephalo-

< Greek enképhalos. See encephalon

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British Dictionary definitions for encephalo-

encephalo-

before a vowel encephal-

combining form

indicating the brainencephalogram; encephalitis

Word Origin for encephalo-

from New Latin, from Greek enkephalos, from en- in + kephalē head

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Medicine definitions for encephalo-

encephalo-

pref.

Brain:encephalitis.

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