en·​ceph·​a·​lo·​gram | \ in-ˈse-fə-lə-ˌgram How to pronounce encephalogram (audio) \

Definition of encephalogram

: an X-ray picture of the brain made by encephalography

Examples of encephalogram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Neuroscientists often use an electro-encephalogram (EEG) device that measures cellular activity in different parts of the brain through sensors attached to a subject’s head. Ritoban Mukherjee, Quartz, "Don’t panic, but companies are harvesting data straight from your brain," 30 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of encephalogram

1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Encephalogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encephalogram. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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

Medical Definition of encephalogram

: an X-ray picture of the brain made by encephalography

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