Relating to the brain, or to the structures within the cranium.

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en·ce·phal·ic .en(t)-sə-'fal-ik adj of or relating to the brain also lying within the cranial cavity

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en·ce·phal·ic (en″sə-falґik) 1. pertaining to the encephalon. 2. within the skull.

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  • Encephalic — En ce*phal ic, a. [See {Encephalon}.] (Anat.) Pertaining to the encephalon or brain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • encephalic — [en΄sə fal′ik] adj. [ ENCEPHAL(O) + IC] of or near the brain …   English World dictionary

  • encephalic — /en seuh fal ik/, adj. of or pertaining to the encephalon or brain. [1825 35; ENCEPHAL + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • encephalic — adjective of or relating to the encephalon …   Wiktionary

  • encephalic — en·ce·phal·ic || ‚enke fælɪk adj. pertaining to the brain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • encephalic — [ˌɛnsɪ falɪk, ɛn kɛf(ə)lɪk] adjective Anatomy relating to or situated in the brain. Origin C19: from Gk enkephalos brain (from en in + kephalē head ) + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • encephalic — en·ce·phal·ic …   English syllables

  • encephalic — /ɛnsəˈfælɪk/ (say ensuh falik) adjective of or relating to the encephalon or brain …   Australian English dictionary

  • encephalic — adj. of or relating to the brain. Etymology: Gk egkephalos brain (as EN (2), kephale head) …   Useful english dictionary

  • encephalic asymmetry — a condition in which the two sides of the brain are not the same size …   Medical dictionary

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