Origin: ancient Greek bregma(=front part of the head), Old High German bregman, old English braegen
Coined: 16th century
part of nervous system contained in the skull of vertebrates
Runon derivatives :
the Greek word "εγκέφαλος/encephalous(=brain) is derived from εν(=in) + κεφαλή (=head) and it means "the contents of the skull " This word survived at least two thousands years.