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encephalon

  

      n   pl   , -la      a technical name for       brain  
     (C18: from New Latin, from Greek enkephalos brain (literally: that which is in the head), from en-2 + kephale head)  
  encephalous      adj  
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brain  
      n  
1    the soft convoluted mass of nervous tissue within the skull of vertebrates that is the controlling and coordinating centre of the nervous system and the seat of thought, memory, and emotion. It includes the cerebrum, brainstem, and cerebellum,   (Technical name)    encephalon             Related adjs       cerebral       encephalic  
2    the main neural bundle or ganglion of certain invertebrates  
3    often pl  
Informal   intellectual ability  
he's got brains     
4    Informal   shrewdness or cunning  
5    Informal   an intellectual or intelligent person  
6    usually pl; functioning as sing  
Informal   a person who plans and organizes an undertaking or is in overall control of an organization, etc  
7    an electronic device, such as a computer, that performs apparently similar functions to the human brain  
8    on the brain   constantly in mind  
I had that song on the brain     
9    pick someone's brain   to obtain information or ideas from someone  
      vb   tr  
10    to smash the skull of  
11    Slang   to hit hard on the head  
     (Old English brægen; related to Old Frisian brein, Middle Low German bregen, Greek brekhmos forehead)  


encephalon         
      n   pl   , -la      a technical name for       brain  
     (C18: from New Latin, from Greek enkephalos brain (literally: that which is in the head), from en-2 + kephale head)  
  encephalous      adj  

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