encephalo-


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encephalo-

or encephal-
pref.
Brain: encephalitis.

[New Latin, from Greek (muelos) enkephalos, (marrow) in the head : en-, in; see en-2 + kephalē, head; see ghebh-el- in Indo-European roots.]

encephalo-

or before a vowel

encephal-

combining form
(Anatomy) indicating the brain: encephalogram; encephalitis.
[from New Latin, from Greek enkephalos, from en- in + kephalē head]

encephalo-

a combining form meaning “brain”: encephalograph.
[comb. form of Greek enképhalos. See encephalon]
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