[ en-sef-uh-luh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ɛnˈsɛf ə ləˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /

noun Medicine/Medical.

an encephalogram.

Origin of encephalograph

First recorded in 1930–35; encephalo- + -graph

OTHER WORDS FROM encephalograph

en·ceph·a·lo·graph·ic [en-sef-uh-luh-graf-ik] /ɛnˌsɛf ə ləˈgræf ɪk/, adjectiveen·ceph·a·lo·graph·i·cal·ly, adverben·ceph·a·log·ra·phy [en-sef-uh-log-ruh-fee] /ɛnˌsɛf əˈlɒg rə fi/, noun
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Examples from the Web for encephalograph

  • The helmet makes contact with the skull in those spots where the probes of the encephalograph are placed.

    The Fourth R|George Oliver Smith
  • The ax came down on the encephalograph and Berry burst into tears and allowed Titus to lead him away.

British Dictionary definitions for encephalograph

/ (ɛnˈsɛfələˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /


any other apparatus used to produce an encephalogram
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Medical definitions for encephalograph

[ ĕn-sĕfə-lə-grăf′, -ə-lō- ]


An encephalogram.
An electroencephalogram.
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