encephalon


en·ceph·a·lon

noun \in-ˈse-fə-ˌlän, -lən\
plural en·ceph·a·la\-lə\

Definition of ENCEPHALON

:  the vertebrate brain

Origin of ENCEPHALON

New Latin, from Greek enkephalos
First Known Use: 1741

en·ceph·a·lon

noun \in-ˈsef-ə-ˌlän, -lən\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural en·ceph·a·la \-lə\

Medical Definition of ENCEPHALON

: the vertebrate brain

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