encephalocele en·ceph·a·lo·cele (ěn-sěf’ə-lō-sēl’)
A congenital gap in the skull that usually results in a protrusion of brain material. Also called bifid cranium, cephalocele, craniocele.
1. a combining form meaning “brain,” used in the formation of compound words: encephalograph. combining form 1. indicating the brain: encephalogram, encephalitis encephalo- or encephal- pref. Brain: encephalitis.
- Encephalitis periaxialis diffusa
encephalitis periaxialis diffusa encephalitis per·i·ax·i·a·lis dif·fu·sa (pěr’ē-āk’sē-ā’lĭs dĭ-fyōō’sə) n. See Schilder’s disease.
[en-kur-ij-muh nt, -kuhr-] /ɛnˈkɜr ɪdʒ mənt, -ˈkʌr-/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state of being . 3. something that : Praise is the greatest encouragement. n. 1560s, from encourage + -ment, or from Middle French encoragement. As a general rule, Providence seldom vouchsafes to mortals any more than just that degree of […]
[en-kur-ij, -kuhr-] /ɛnˈkɜr ɪdʒ, -ˈkʌr-/ verb (used with object), encouraged, encouraging. 1. to inspire with courage, spirit, or confidence: His coach encouraged him throughout the marathon race to keep on running. 2. to stimulate by assistance, approval, etc.: One of the chief duties of a teacher is to encourage students. 3. to promote, advance, or […]