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prosencephalon

[pros-en-sef-uh-lon, -luh n] /ˌprɒs ɛnˈsɛf əˌlɒn, -lən/
noun, plural prosencephalas, prosencephala
[pros-en-sef-uh-luh] /ˌprɒs ɛnˈsɛf ə lə/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
the forebrain.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Neo-Latin < Greek prós(ō) forward (akin to pró pro-2) + enképhalon encephalon
Related forms
prosencephalic
[pros-en-suh-fal-ik] /ˌprɒs ɛn səˈfæl ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prosencephalic

prosencephalon

/ˌprɒsɛnˈsɛfəlɒn/
noun (pl) -la (-lə)
1.
the part of the brain that develops from the anterior portion of the neural tube Nontechnical name forebrain Compare mesencephalon, rhombencephalon
Derived Forms
prosencephalic (ˌprɒsɛnsɪˈfælɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek prosō forward + enkephalos brain
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prosencephalic in Medicine

prosencephalon pros·en·ceph·a·lon (prŏs'ěn-sěf'ə-lŏn')
n.

  1. The most anterior of the three primary regions of the embryonic brain, from which the telencephalon and diencephalon develop.

  2. The segment of the adult brain that develops from the embryonic forebrain and includes the cerebrum, thalamus, and hypothalamus.


pros'en·ce·phal'ic (-sə-fāl'ĭk) adj.
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