elec·​tro·​en·​ceph·​a·​lo·​gram | \ i-ˌlek-trō-in-ˈse-f(ə-)lə-ˌgram How to pronounce electroencephalogram (audio) \

Definition of electroencephalogram

: the tracing of brain waves made by an electroencephalograph

Examples of electroencephalogram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Researchers recorded participants' brain activity with an electroencephalogram (EEG), a device that detects electrical activity in the brain. Matt Villano, CNN, 7 June 2021 The funky-looking headband made by the company URGOtech is essentially an at-home electroencephalogram (EEG) machine. Ula Chrobak, Outside Online, 8 May 2021 Texas doesn’t have an age limit for getting a boxing license, but applicants older than 36 must pass tests that include an electroencephalogram and an electrocardiogram before the state will consider granting a license. Vincent T. Davis, ExpressNews.com, 3 Aug. 2020 Grassi's brainwaves, the scientists hooked him up to an electroencephalogram (EEG) helmet that uses electrodes to take measurements. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 21 July 2020 In Dallas, Anissa underwent tests including an electroencephalogram and was told to return in six months. Laurie Mcginley, Anchorage Daily News, 5 June 2020 In tandem, their brain activity will be monitored through electroencephalograms. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 10 Feb. 2020 To evaluate how well these mature brain organoids modeled human brains, the researchers then compared the organoids’ brain waves to electroencephalograms (EEGs, brain scans) of premature babies. Thiago Arzua, Smithsonian, 13 Dec. 2019 Eye-opening jolts The researchers used a common, relatively easy-to-use test to assess brain activity: an electroencephalogram. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 30 June 2019

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First Known Use of electroencephalogram

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Electroencephalogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electroencephalogram. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of electroencephalogram

: eeg


elec·​tro·​en·​ceph·​a·​lo·​gram | \ -in-ˈsef-ə-lə-ˌgram How to pronounce electroencephalogram (audio) \

Medical Definition of electroencephalogram

: the tracing of brain waves made by an electroencephalograph

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