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paleencephalon

noun pa·le·en·ceph·a·lon \ ˌpā-lē-in-ˈsef-ə-ˌlän \
variants: or British palae-encephalon play \ˌpal-ē-\

medical Definition of paleencephalon

plural paleencephala play \-lə\
:the phylogenetically older part of the brain consisting of all parts except the cerebral cortex and closely related structures — compare neencephalon

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