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A physical alteration of neural tissue in the brain, posited to explain how memories are formed.
[German Engramm : en- + Greek -gramma, -gram.]
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(Psychology) psychol the physical basis of an individual memory in the brain. See also memory trace
[C20: from German Engramm, from Greek en- in + gramma letter]
enˈgrammic, ˌengramˈmatic adj
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a presumed encoding in neural tissue that provides a physical basis for the persistence of memory; a memory trace.
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|Noun||1.||engram - a postulated biochemical change (presumably in neural tissue) that represents a memory|
memory - something that is remembered; "search as he would, the memory was lost"
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marca permanente hecha en el protoplasma por un estímulo pasajero;
vestigio o visión imborrable producida por una experiencia sensorial.
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