engrammic

engram

[en-gram]
noun
a presumed encoding in neural tissue that provides a physical basis for the persistence of memory; a memory trace.
Also called trace.


Origin:
1905–10; en-2 + -gram1

engrammic, adjective
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engram (ˈɛnɡræm)
 
n
psychol See also memory trace the physical basis of an individual memory in the brain
 
[C20: from German Engramm, from Greek en-in + gramma letter]
 
en'grammic
 
adj
 
engram'matic
 
adj

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engram en·gram (ěn'grām')
n.
A physical alteration thought to occur in living neural tissue in response to stimuli, posited as an explanation for memory. Also called neurogram.

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