encephalon

noun
en·ceph·a·lon | \in-ˈse-fə-ˌlän, -lən\
plural encephala\in-ˈse-fə-lə \

Definition of encephalon 

: the vertebrate brain

First Known Use of encephalon

1741, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for encephalon

New Latin, from Greek enkephalos

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encephalon

noun
en·ceph·a·lon | \in-ˈsef-ə-ˌlän, -lən \
plural encephala\-lə \

Medical Definition of encephalon 

: the vertebrate brain

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