[ pros-en-sef-uh-lon, -luhn ]
/ ˌprɒs ɛnˈsɛf əˌlɒn, -lən /
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noun, plural pros·en·ceph·a·las, pros·en·ceph·a·la [pros-en-sef-uh-luh]. /ˌprɒs ɛnˈsɛf ə lə/. Anatomy.
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Origin of prosencephalon
OTHER WORDS FROM prosencephalonpros·en·ce·phal·ic [pros-en-suh-fal-ik], /ˌprɒs ɛn səˈfæl ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby prosencephalon
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British Dictionary definitions for prosencephalon
/ (ˌprɒsɛnˈsɛfəlɒn) /
noun plural -la (-lə)
Derived forms of prosencephalonprosencephalic (ˌprɒsɛnsɪˈfælɪk), adjective
Word Origin for prosencephalon
C19: from New Latin, from Greek prosō forward + enkephalos brain
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Medical definitions for prosencephalon
[ prŏs′ĕn-sĕf′ə-lŏn′ ]
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 prosencephalonpros′en•ce•phal′ic (-sə-făl′ĭk) adj.
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