neencephalon

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

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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

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