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rhinencephalon

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

Definition of rhinencephalon

  1. :  the chiefly olfactory part of the forebrain

rhin·en·ce·phal·ic play \ˌrī-ˌnen-sə-ˈfa-lik\ adjective


Origin of rhinencephalon

New Latin


First Known Use: 1846


Medical Dictionary

rhinencephalon

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

Medical Definition of rhinencephalon

plural rhin·en·ceph·a·la \-lə\play

  1. :  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

  2. rhin·en·ce·phal·ic \ˌrī-ˌnen-sə-ˈfal-ik\play adjective




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