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encephalo-

1.
a combining form meaning “brain,” used in the formation of compound words:
encephalograph.
Also, especially before a vowel, encephal-.
Origin
< Greek enképhalos. See encephalon
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British Dictionary definitions for encephalo-

encephalo-

combining form
1.
indicating the brain: encephalogram, encephalitis
Word Origin
from New Latin, from Greek enkephalos, from en- in + kephalē head
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encephalo- in Medicine

encephalo- or encephal-
pref.
Brain: encephalitis.

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