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paleencephalon

[ pey-lee-en-sef-uh-lon; especially British pal-ee- ]
/ 藢pe瑟 li 蓻n藞s蓻f 蓹藢l蓲n; especially British 藢p忙l i- /
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noun, plural pa路le路en路ceph路a路la [pey-lee-en-sef-uh-luh; especially British pal-ee-]. /藢pe瑟 li 蓻n藞s蓻f 蓹 l蓹; especially British 藢p忙l i-/.
(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.
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Compare neencephalon.

Origin of paleencephalon

First recorded in 1915鈥20; from New Latin; see origin at pale-, encephalon
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