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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 of neencephalon
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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