neencephalon

noun
ne·​en·​ceph·​a·​lon | \ˌnē-in-ˈsef-ə-ˌlän, -lən \

Medical Definition of neencephalon 

: 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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