forebrain


fore·brain

noun \ˈfr-ˌbrān\

Definition of FOREBRAIN

:  the anterior of the three primary divisions of the developing vertebrate brain or the corresponding part of the adult brain that includes especially the cerebral hemispheres, the thalamus, and the hypothalamus and that especially in higher vertebrates is the main control center for sensory and associative information processing, visceral functions, and voluntary motor functions —called also prosencephalon — compare diencephalon, telencephalon

First Known Use of FOREBRAIN

1879

fore·brain

noun \-ˌbrān\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FOREBRAIN

: the anterior of the three primary divisions of the developing vertebrate brain or the corresponding part of the adult brain that includes especially the cerebral hemispheres, the thalamus, and the hypothalamus and that especially in higher vertebrates is the main control center for sensory and associative information processing, visceral functions, and voluntary motor functions—called also prosencephalon; see diencephalon, telencephalon

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