telencephalon

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noun tel·en·ceph·a·lon \ˌte-len-ˈse-fə-ˌlän, -lən\

Definition of telencephalon

  1. :  the anterior subdivision of the embryonic forebrain or the corresponding part of the adult forebrain that includes the cerebral hemispheres and associated structures

telencephalic

play \-ˌlen(t)-sə-ˈfa-lik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of telencephalon

New Latin, from telo- + encephalon


First Known Use: 1897


Medical Dictionary

telencephalon

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

Medical Definition of telencephalon

plural

telencephala

\-lə\play or

telencephalons

  1. :  the anterior subdivision of the embryonic forebrain or the corresponding part of the adult forebrain that includes the cerebral hemispheres and associated structures


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