electroencephalograph

electroencephalograph

[ih-lek-troh-en-sef-uh-luh-graf, -grahf]
noun Medicine/Medical.
an instrument for measuring and recording the electric activity of the brain.

Origin:
1935–40; electro- + encephalograph

electroencephalographic [ih-lek-troh-en-sef-uh-luh-graf-ik] , electroencephalographical, adjective
electroencephalographically, adverb
electroencephalography [ih-lek-troh-en-sef-uh-log-ruh-fee] , noun
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electroencephalograph (ɪˌlɛktrəʊɛnˈsɛfələˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf)
 
n
See also brain wave EEG an instrument for recording the electrical activity of the brain, usually by means of electrodes placed on the scalp: used to diagnose tumours of the brain, to study brain waves, etc
 
electroencephalo'graphic
 
adj
 
electroencephalo'graphically
 
adv
 
electroencephalography
 
n

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electroencephalograph e·lec·tro·en·ceph·a·lo·graph (ĭ-lěk'trō-ěn-sěf'ə-lə-grāf')
n.
An instrument that generates a record of the electrical activity of the brain by measuring electric potentials using electrodes attached to the scalp.


e·lec'tro·en·ceph'a·lo·graph'ic adj.
e·lec'tro·en·ceph'a·log'ra·phy (-lŏg'rə-fē) n.
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