telencephalon


tel·en·ceph·a·lon

noun \ˌte-len-ˈse-fə-ˌlän, -lən\

Definition of TELENCEPHALON

:  the anterior subdivision of the embryonic forebrain or the corresponding part of the adult forebrain that includes the cerebral hemispheres and associated structures
tel·en·ce·phal·ic \-ˌlen(t)-sə-ˈfa-lik\ adjective

Origin of TELENCEPHALON

New Latin, from telo- + encephalon
First Known Use: 1897

tel·en·ceph·a·lon

noun \ˌtel-en-ˈsef-ə-ˌlän, -lən\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural tel·en·ceph·a·la \-lə\ or tel·en·ceph·a·lons

Medical Definition of TELENCEPHALON

: the anterior subdivision of the embryonic forebrain or the corresponding part of the adult forebrain that includes the cerebral hemispheres and associated structures

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