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encephalo-(word root) brain
Examples of words with the root encephalo-: encephalogram
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[New Latin, from Greek (muelos) enkephalos, (marrow) in the head : en-, in; see en-2 + kephalē, head; see ghebh-el- in Indo-European roots.]
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encephalo-or before a vowel
(Anatomy) indicating the brain: encephalogram; encephalitis.
[from New Latin, from Greek enkephalos, from en- in + kephalē head]
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a combining form meaning “brain”: encephalograph.
[comb. form of Greek enképhalos. See encephalon]
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