rhin·​en·​ceph·​a·​lon | \ ˌrī-(ˌ)nen-ˈse-fə-ˌlän How to pronounce rhinencephalon (audio) , -lən\

Definition of rhinencephalon

: the chiefly olfactory part of the forebrain

Other Words from rhinencephalon

rhinencephalic \ ˌrī-​ˌnen-​sə-​ˈfa-​lik How to pronounce rhinencephalic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of rhinencephalon

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhinencephalon

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rhin·​en·​ceph·​a·​lon | \ ˌrī-(ˌ)nen-ˈsef-ə-ˌlän How to pronounce rhinencephalon (audio) , -lən How to pronounce rhinencephalon (audio) \
plural rhinencephala\ -​lə How to pronounce rhinencephala (audio) \

Medical Definition of rhinencephalon

: the anterior inferior part of the forebrain that is chiefly concerned with olfaction and that is considered to include the olfactory bulb together with the forebrain olfactory structures receiving fibers directly from it and often especially formerly the limbic system which is now known to be concerned with emotional states and affect

called also smell brain

Other Words from rhinencephalon

rhinencephalic \ ˌrī-​ˌnen-​sə-​ˈfal-​ik How to pronounce rhinencephalic (audio) \ adjective

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