neencephala

neencephalon

[nee-en-sef-uh-lon, -luhn]
noun, plural neencephalons, neencephala [nee-en-sef-uh-luh] .
the more recent part of the brain in the evolutionary development of animals, including the cerebral cortex and its related structures.
Compare paleencephalon.


Origin:
1915–20; ne- + encephalon

neencephalic [nee-en-suh-fal-ik] , adjective
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neencephalon

noun
the part of the brain having the most recent phylogenetic origin; the cerebral cortex and related parts 
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