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rhinencephalon

noun rhin·en·ceph·a·lon \ˌrī-(ˌ)nen-ˈse-fə-ˌlän, -lən\

Definition of RHINENCEPHALON

:  the chiefly olfactory part of the forebrain
rhin·en·ce·phal·ic \ˌrī-ˌnen-sə-ˈfa-lik\ adjective

Origin of RHINENCEPHALON

New Latin
First Known Use: 1846
Medical Dictionary

rhinencephalon

noun rhin·en·ceph·a·lon \ˌrī-(ˌ)nen-ˈsef-ə-ˌlän, -lən\
plural rhin·en·ceph·a·la \-lə\

Medical Definition of RHINENCEPHALON

:  the anterior inferior part of the forebrain that is chiefly concerned with olfaction and that is considered to include the olfactory bulb together with the forebrain olfactory structures receiving fibers directly from it and often especially formerly the limbic system which is now known to be concerned with emotional states and affect—called also smell brain
rhin·en·ce·phal·ic \ˌrī-ˌnen-sə-ˈfal-ik\ adjective

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