[ nee-en-sef-uh-lon, -luhn ]

noun,plural ne·en·ceph·a·lons, ne·en·ceph·a·la [nee-en-sef-uh-luh]. /ˌni ɛnˈsɛf ə lə/.
  1. the more recent part of the brain in the evolutionary development of animals, including the cerebral cortex and its related structures.

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

Words Nearby neencephalon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023