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forebrain

[fawr-breyn, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌbreɪn, ˈfoʊr-/
noun, Anatomy
1.
Also called prosencephalon. the anterior of the three primary divisions of the brain in the embryo of a vertebrate, or the part of the adult brain derived from this tissue including the diencephalon and telencephalon.
2.
the telencephalon.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; fore- + brain
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  • These kinds of problems mainly occur after an injury to the forebrain.
  • The researchers note that the white matter appears to fray more over time in the forebrain than in the brain's rear.
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forebrain

/ˈfɔːˌbreɪn/
noun
1.
the nontechnical name for prosencephalon
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forebrain in Medicine

forebrain fore·brain (fôr'brān')
n.
The prosencephalon.

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forebrain in Science
forebrain
  (fôr'brān')   
The forwardmost part of the vertebrate brain. In humans, it consists of the thalamus, the hypothalamus, and the cerebrum. Compare hindbrain, midbrain.

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