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prosencephalon

[ pros-en-sef-uh-lon, -luhn ]
/ 藢pr蓲s 蓻n藞s蓻f 蓹藢l蓲n, -l蓹n /
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noun, plural pros路en路ceph路a路las, pros路en路ceph路a路la [pros-en-sef-uh-luh]. /藢pr蓲s 蓻n藞s蓻f 蓹 l蓹/. Anatomy.
the forebrain.
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Origin of prosencephalon

1840鈥50; <New Latin <Greek pr贸s() forward (akin to pr贸pro-2) + enk茅phalonencephalon

OTHER WORDS FROM prosencephalon

pros路en路ce路phal路ic [pros-en-suh-fal-ik], /藢pr蓲s 蓻n s蓹藞f忙l 瑟k/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prosencephalon

prosencephalon
/ (藢pr蓲s蓻n藞s蓻f蓹l蓲n) /

noun plural -la (-l蓹)
the part of the brain that develops from the anterior portion of the neural tubeNontechnical name: forebrain Compare mesencephalon, rhombencephalon

Derived forms of prosencephalon

prosencephalic (藢pr蓲s蓻ns瑟藞f忙l瑟k), adjective

Word Origin for prosencephalon

C19: from New Latin, from Greek pros艒 forward + enkephalos brain
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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