encephalocele etymology

English word encephalocele comes from English -cele, English encephalo- (Pertaining to the brain.)

Detailed word origin of encephalocele

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-cele English (eng) (possibly, nonstandard) Alternative form of -coel (“cavity”) (medicine) A hernia.. (medicine) A tumour.
encephalo- English (eng) Pertaining to the brain.
encephalocele English (eng) (medicine) A form of hernia of the brain and its membranes through an opening in the skull.

Words with the same origin as encephalocele

Descendants of -cele
adenocele amniocele blastocele bronchocele choledochocele enterocele galactocele glossocele hepatocele keratocele laparocele lymphocele merocele mucocele omphalocele pneumatocele proctocele pseudocele rectocele spermatocele ureterocele urethrocele urocele varicocele
Descendants of encephalo-
JavaME ME MECO encephalalgia encephalic encephalograph encephaloid encephalon mesodiencephalic