electroencephalograph

noun

elec·​tro·​en·​ceph·​a·​lo·​graph i-ˌlek-trō-in-ˈse-f(ə-)lə-ˌgraf How to pronounce electroencephalograph (audio)
: an apparatus for detecting and recording brain waves
electroencephalographer noun
electroencephalographic adjective
electroencephalographically adverb

Examples of electroencephalograph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the mice slept, the researchers watched the rodents’ brain activity on an electroencephalograph, or EEG, and recorded the animals’ blood pressures and heart and respiratory rates. Roni Dengler, Discover Magazine, 27 Feb. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of electroencephalograph was in 1935

Dictionary Entries Near electroencephalograph

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“Electroencephalograph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electroencephalograph. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

electroencephalograph

noun
elec·​tro·​en·​ceph·​a·​lo·​graph i-ˌlek-trō-en-ˈsef-ə-lə-ˌgraf How to pronounce electroencephalograph (audio)
: an apparatus for detecting and recording brain waves
electroencephalographic adjective
electroencephalography noun

Medical Definition

electroencephalograph

noun
elec·​tro·​en·​ceph·​a·​lo·​graph -ˌgraf How to pronounce electroencephalograph (audio)
: an apparatus for detecting and recording brain waves

called also encephalograph

electroencephalographic adjective
electroencephalographically adverb
electroencephalography noun
plural electroencephalographies
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