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encephalic Syllabification: en·ce·phal·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌensəˈfalik/

Definition of encephalic in English:


Relating to, affecting, or situated in the brain.
Example sentences
  • Evidently, the primordia of the adult antennae are formed during embryogenesis in the form of the larval antennae, which also holds for most other head structures in the encephalic Tribolium.
  • It's often called paradoxical sleeping because it's characterized by heightened encephalic activity but also muscular immobility.


Mid 19th century: from Greek enkephalos 'brain' (from en- 'in' + kephalē 'head') + -ic.

Words that rhyme with encephalic

Alec, cephalic, Gallic, intervallic, italic, medallic, mesocephalic, metallic, phallic, Salic, tantalic, Uralic, Vandalic
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