encephalon

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

Definition of encephalon

plural encephala play \in-ˈse-fə-lə\
: the vertebrate brain

Origin and Etymology of encephalon

New Latin, from Greek enkephalos


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encephalon

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

medical Definition of encephalon

plural encephala play \-lə\
: the vertebrate brain

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