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ENCEPHALOGRAM

 Dictionary entry overview: What does encephalogram mean? 

ENCEPHALOGRAM (noun)
  The noun ENCEPHALOGRAM has 2 senses:

1. a graphical record of electrical activity of the brain; produced by an electroencephalograph
2. an X ray of the brain made by replacing spinal fluid with a gas (usually oxygen) to improve contrast

  Familiarity information: ENCEPHALOGRAM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENCEPHALOGRAM (noun)


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Meaning:

A graphical record of electrical activity of the brain; produced by an electroencephalograph

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

EEG; electroencephalogram; encephalogram

Hypernyms ("encephalogram" is a kind of...):

graph; graphical record (a visual representation of the relations between certain quantities plotted with reference to a set of axes)


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Meaning:

An X ray of the brain made by replacing spinal fluid with a gas (usually oxygen) to improve contrast

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

pneumoencephalogram; encephalogram

Hypernyms ("encephalogram" is a kind of...):

roentgenogram; X ray; X-ray; X-ray photograph; X-ray picture (a radiogram made by exposing photographic film to X rays; used in medical diagnosis)


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