Definition of encephalic in English:

encephalic

Pronunciation /ɛnˈkɛf(ə)lɪk//ˌɛnsɪˈfalɪk/

adjective

Anatomy
  • Relating to, affecting, or situated in the brain.

    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

encephalic

/ɛnˈkɛf(ə)lɪk//ˌɛnsɪˈfalɪk/