encephalon

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noun en·ceph·a·lon \in-ˈse-fə-ˌlän, -lən\

Definition of encephalon

plural

encephala

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  1. :  the vertebrate brain

Origin and Etymology of encephalon

New Latin, from Greek enkephalos


First Known Use: 1741


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encephalon

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noun en·ceph·a·lon \in-ˈsef-ə-ˌlän, -lən\

Medical Definition of encephalon

plural

encephala

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  1. :  the vertebrate brain


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