archencephalon

[ ahr-ken-sef-uh-lon ]
/ ˌɑr kɛnˈsɛf əˌlɒn /

noun Embryology.

the primitive forebrain region of the embryo, anterior to the notochord, that gives rise to the midbrain and forebrain.

Nearby words

  1. arched,
  2. arched truss,
  3. archegoniophore,
  4. archegonium,
  5. archemorus,
  6. archenemy,
  7. archenteron,
  8. archeo-,
  9. archeoastronomy,
  10. archeocyte

Origin of archencephalon


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