neencephalon

noun

ne·​en·​ceph·​a·​lon ˌnē-in-ˈsef-ə-ˌlän, -lən How to pronounce neencephalon (audio)
: the part of the brain having the most recent phylogenetic origin
specifically : the cerebral cortex and parts developed in relation to it compare paleencephalon

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“Neencephalon.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/neencephalon. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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