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encephalopyosis

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(ĕn-sĕf″ă-lō-pī-ō′sĭs) [encephalo- + pyo- + -sis] An abscess of the brain.

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encephalotomy

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(ĕn-sĕf″ă-lŏt′ō-mē) 1. Brain dissection. 2. Surgical destruction of the brain of a fetus to facilitate delivery.

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-encephalus, -encephali

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[L. encephalus fr. Gr. enkephalos, brain] Suffixes meaning (a fetus) having such a head.

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enchondroma

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(ĕn″kŏn-drō′mă) [Gr. en, in, + chondros, cartilage, + oma, tumor] A benign cartilaginous tumor occurring generally where cartilage is absent, or within a bone, where it expands the diaphysis. SYN: enchondrosis.

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enchondrosarcoma

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(ĕn-kŏn″drō-săr-kō′ mă) [″ + ″ + sarx, flesh, + oma, tumor] A sarcoma made up of cartilaginous tissue or growing within an enchondroma.

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enchondrosis

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(ĕn-kŏn-drō′sĭs) [″ + ″ + osis, condition] A benign cartilaginous outgrowth from bone or cartilaginous tissue. SYN: enchondroma.

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enclave

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(ĕn′klāv) [Fr. enclaver, to enclose] A mass of tissue that becomes enclosed by tissue of another kind.

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encode

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1. In genetics, to express or represent in genetic code (a string of nucleotide bases that can be translated into the amino acids that make up a protein). 2. In computer science and informatics, to program or represent computer instructions in software. 3. Of a communication, to put into a code in order to keep the content secret; encrypt.

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encopresis

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(ĕn-kō-prē′sĭs) [″ + kopros, excrement] A condition associated with constipation and fecal retention in which watery colonic contents bypass the hard fecal masses and pass through the rectum. This condition is often confused with diarrhea.

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encrust, incrust

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(in-krŭst′) [L. incrustare, to cover with a rind or crust] To coat with a crust of debris, e.g., of lipids, proteins, salts, slime, or sugars.

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encrustation

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(ĕn-krŭs-tā′shŭn) Obstruction of a body part or of a stent placed in the body with granulation tissue or calcified debris. The term is used in particular to refer to blockage of urethral stents.

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encrypt

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(en-kript′) [Gr. kryptos, hidden] Of a message, to put into a code in order to keep the content secret; encode. encryption (en-krip′shŏn), n.

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encrypted

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(en-krip′tĕd) 1. In biochemistry and physiology, functionally inactive. 2. In informatics, encoded.

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enculturation

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(en-kŭl chŭ-rā′shŏn) The adjustment of a person to the norms and values of his or her own community.

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encysted

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(ĕn-sĭst′ĕd) [″ + kystis, bladder, pouch] Surrounded by membrane; encapsulated. SYN: saccate.

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end

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[AS. ende] A termination; an extremity.

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endadelphos

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(ĕnd″ă-dĕl′fŏs) [Gr. endon, within, + adelphos,...

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