Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[pey-lee-en-sef-uh-lon; especially British pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li ɛnˈsɛf əˌlɒn; especially British ˌpæl i-/
noun, plural paleencephala
[pey-lee-en-sef-uh-luh; especially British pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li ɛnˈsɛf ə lə; especially British ˌpæl i-/ (Show IPA)
(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.
Compare neencephalon.
Origin of paleencephalon
From New Latin, dating back to 1915-20; See origin at pale-, encephalon Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for paleencephalon

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for paleencephalon

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for paleencephalon