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encephalo-

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  1. a combining form meaning “brain,” used in the formation of compound words: encephalograph.
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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
  1. indicating the brainencephalogram; encephalitis
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Word Origin

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

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  1. Brain:encephalitis.
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