paleencephalon

noun
the more primitive parts of the brain phylogenetically; most structures other than the cerebral cortex
Hypernyms: ↑neural structure

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\\|pālē, |palē+\ noun
Etymology: New Latin, from pale- + encephalon
: 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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/pay'lee en sef"euh lon'/; esp. Brit. /pal'ee-/, n., pl. paleencephala /-leuh/.
(no longer in technical use) the more primitive part of the brain in the evolutionary development of animals, including all parts except the cerebral cortex and its related structures.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • paleencephalon — n. The more primitive parts of the brain phylogenetically; it includes most structures other than the cerebral cortex. Syn: paleoencephalon, palaeoencephalon. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paleencephalon — /pay lee en sef euh lon /; esp. Brit. /pal ee /, n., pl. paleencephala / leuh/. (no longer in technical use) the more primitive part of the brain in the evolutionary development of animals, including all parts except the cerebral cortex and its… …   Universalium

  • paleencephalon — L. Edinger term for the metameric nervous system. Excludes cerebral cortex. [paleo + G. enkephalos, brain] * * * pa·le·en·ceph·a·lon .pā lē in sef ə .län or Brit pal·ae en·ceph·a·lon .pal ē n, pl …   Medical dictionary

  • paleencephalon — n. forebrain, primitive part of the brain, part of the brain that developed earliest during evolution …   English contemporary dictionary

  • paleencephalon — pa·le·encephalon …   English syllables

  • paleoencephalon — noun the more primitive parts of the brain phylogenetically; most structures other than the cerebral cortex • Syn: ↑paleencephalon, ↑palaeencephalon • Hypernyms: ↑neural structure * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ noun : paleencephalon …   Useful english dictionary

  • neencephalon — Edinger term for the higher levels of the central nervous system superimposed upon the metameric or propriospinal system (paleencephalon). SYN: neoencephalon. [G. neos, new, + enkephalos, brain] * * * ne·en·ceph·a·lon .nē in sef ə .län, lən …   Medical dictionary

  • neencephalon — neencephalic /nee en seuh fal ik/, adj. /nee en sef euh lon , leuhn/, n., pl. neencephalons, neencephala / leuh/. the more recent part of the brain in the evolutionary development of animals, including the cerebral cortex and its related… …   Universalium

  • paleoencephalon — /pay lee oh en sef euh lon /; esp. Brit. /pal ee /, n., pl. paleoencephala / leuh/. paleencephalon. * * * …   Universalium

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