Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An x-ray picture of the brain taken by encephalography.
  • noun An electroencephalogram.
  • noun A magnetoencephalogram.

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  • noun medicine An image of the brain obtained by encephalography

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  • noun an X ray of the brain made by replacing spinal fluid with a gas (usually oxygen) to improve contrast
  • noun a graphical record of electrical activity of the brain; produced by an electroencephalograph

Etymologies

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From encephal- + -gram.

Examples

  • Brain wave activity is measured by an encephalogram which is a valuable instrument to measure brain wave activity in c.p.s., cycles per second.

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  • The idea grew out of the difficulties with EEG (electro-encephalogram) reading because each person's brain waves are so unique.

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  • The latter, an electrical encephalogram, would pick up any remaining spark of electrical activity in the cortex of her brain, the stuff of walking and talking.

    Mortal Remains

  • For the next twenty-four hours, we waited, while he lay unconscious in the crisis center with tubes in his nose, wired up to an encephalogram machine, a respirator chugging.

    On Becoming A Statistic

  • For the next twenty-four hours, we waited, while he lay unconscious in the crisis center with tubes in his nose, wired up to an encephalogram machine, a respirator chugging.

    On Becoming A Statistic

  • It offered few real comparisons to a human encephalogram.

    The Hunger

  • It offered few real comparisons to a human encephalogram.

    The Hunger

  • It offered few real comparisons to a human encephalogram.

    The Hunger

  • It offered few real comparisons to a human encephalogram.

    The Hunger

  • Although ... the lead technician of the quiz team reported Jaan showed an encephalogram not quite like any ever recorded before.

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