Definition of encephalic in English:

encephalic

Pronunciation /ˌɛnsɪˈfalɪk/ /ɛnˈkɛf(ə)lɪk/

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

/ˌɛnsɪˈfalɪk/ /ɛnˈkɛf(ə)lɪk/