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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing, or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.
 

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

enkephalin
(also encephalin)
NOUN

Biochemistry
Either of two peptide compounds occurring naturally in the brain, related to the endorphins and having similar physiological effects.
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Origin
1970s: from Greek enkephalos ‘brain’ (from en- ‘in’ + kephalē ‘head’) + -in.
Pronunciation
enkephalin/ɛnˈkɛf(ə)lɪn/



Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

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