telencephalon

noun
tel·​en·​ceph·​a·​lon | \ ˌte-len-ˈse-fə-ˌlän How to pronounce telencephalon (audio) , -lən \

Definition of telencephalon

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

Other Words from telencephalon

telencephalic \ ˌte-​ˌlen(t)-​sə-​ˈfa-​lik How to pronounce telencephalic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of telencephalon

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for telencephalon

New Latin, from telo- + encephalon

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“Telencephalon.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telencephalon. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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telencephalon

noun
tel·​en·​ceph·​a·​lon | \ ˌtel-en-ˈsef-ə-ˌlän, -lən How to pronounce telencephalon (audio) \
plural telencephala\ -​lə How to pronounce telencephala (audio) \ or telencephalons

Medical Definition of telencephalon

: 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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