[ nee-en-sef-uh-lon, -luh n ]
/ ˌni ɛnˈsɛf əˌlɒn, -lən /

noun, plural ne·en·ceph·a·lons, ne·en·ceph·a·la [nee-en-sef-uh-luh] /ˌni ɛnˈsɛf ə lə/.

the more recent part of the brain in the evolutionary development of animals, including the cerebral cortex and its related structures.

Words nearby neencephalon

Origin of neencephalon

First recorded in 1915–20; ne- + encephalon

OTHER WORDS FROM neencephalon

ne·en·ce·phal·ic [nee-en-suh-fal-ik] /ˌni ɛn səˈfæl ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020