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pneumoencephalogram

[ noo-moh-en-sef-uh-luh-gram, nyoo- ]
/ ˌnu moʊ ɛnˈsɛf ə ləˌgræm, ˌnyu- /

noun Medicine/Medical.

an encephalogram made after the replacement of the cerebrospinal fluid by air or gas, rarely used since the development of the CAT scanner.

Nearby words

pneumocystis pneumonia, pneumocystography, pneumocystosis, pneumoderma, pneumodynamics, pneumoencephalogram, pneumoencephalography, pneumogastric, pneumogastric nerve, pneumogram, pneumograph

Origin of pneumoencephalogram

First recorded in 1930–35; pneumo- + encephalogram
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British Dictionary definitions for pneumoencephalogram

pneumoencephalogram

/ (ˌnjuːməʊɛnˈsɛfələˌɡræm) /

noun

Derived Formspneumoencephalography (ˌnjuːməʊɛnˌsɛfəˈlɒɡrəfɪ), noun
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