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encephalogram

[ en-sef-uh-luh-gram ]
/ ɛnˈsɛf ə ləˌgræm /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
an x-ray of the brain, usually involving replacement of some cerebrospinal fluid by air or other gas that circulates to the brain's ventricular spaces and acts as a contrast medium.
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Origin of encephalogram

First recorded in 1925–30; encephalo- + -gram1
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British Dictionary definitions for encephalogram

encephalogram
/ (ɛnˈsɛfələˌɡræm) /

noun
an X-ray photograph of the brain, esp one (a pneumoencephalogram) taken after replacing some of the cerebrospinal fluid with air or oxygen so that the brain cavities show clearly
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Medical definitions for encephalogram

encephalogram
[ ĕn-sĕfə-lə-grăm′, -ə-lō- ]

n.
An x-ray picture of the brain taken by encephalography.
An electroencephalogram.
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