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  1. 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.

Origin of encephalogram

First recorded in 1925–30; encephalo- + -gram1

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British Dictionary definitions for encephalogram


/ (ɛnˈsɛfələˌɡræm) /

  1. 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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