pa·​le·​en·​ceph·​a·​lon ˌpā-lē-in-ˈsef-ə-ˌlän How to pronounce paleencephalon (audio)
variants or British palae-encephalon
plural paleencephala -lə How to pronounce paleencephalon (audio)
: 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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“Paleencephalon.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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