[pros-en-sef-uh-lon, -luh n]
- the forebrain.
Origin of prosencephalon
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Word Origin for prosencephalon
C19: from New Latin, from Greek prosō forward + enkephalos brain
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- 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.
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