Origin of prefrontal

First recorded in 1850–55; pre- + frontal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for prefrontal


  1. situated in, involving, or relating to the foremost part of the frontal lobe of the brain
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prefrontal in Medicine


  1. Of, relating to, or situated in the anterior part of the frontal lobe.
  2. Situated anterior to the frontal bone.
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