Medical Dictionary

paleencephalon

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

palae–encephalon

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Medical Definition of paleencephalon

plural

paleencephala

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  1. :  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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