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Definition of "encephalogram" [encephalogram]

  • An x-ray picture of the brain taken by encephalography. Also called encephalograph. (noun)
  • See electroencephalogram. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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