rhi·​nal ˈrī-nᵊl How to pronounce rhinal (audio)
: of or relating to the nose : nasal

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Others blame the rhinal cortex—the area of the brain that signals that something feels familiar—for somehow being triggered without the memories to back it up. Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt, Scientific American, 23 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rhinal was in 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Rhinal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhinal. Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


rhi·​nal ˈrīn-ᵊl How to pronounce rhinal (audio)
: of or relating to the nose : nasal
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