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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

Medical definitions for prosencephalon

prosencephalon
[ pr艔s鈥材昻-s臅f蓹-l艔n鈥 ]

n.
The most anterior of the three primary regions of the embryonic brain, from which the telencephalon and diencephalon develop.
The segment of the adult brain that develops from the embryonic forebrain and includes the cerebrum, thalamus, and hypothalamus.

Other words from prosencephalon

pros鈥瞖n鈥e鈥halic (-s蓹-f膬l沫k) adj.
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