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neencephalon

[nee-en-sef-uh-lon, -luh n] /ˌni ɛnˈsɛf əˌlɒn, -lən/
noun, plural neencephalons, neencephala
[nee-en-sef-uh-luh] /ˌni ɛnˈsɛf ə lə/ (Show IPA)
1.
the more recent part of the brain in the evolutionary development of animals, including the cerebral cortex and its related structures.
Also, neoencephalon.
Compare paleencephalon.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; ne- + encephalon
Related forms
neencephalic
[nee-en-suh-fal-ik] /ˌni ɛn səˈfæl ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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