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(Psychology) psychol the hypothetical structural alteration in brain cells following learning. See also engram
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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.||memory trace - 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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