[ rahy-nen-sef-uh-lon, -luhn ]

noun,plural rhi·nen·ceph·a·lons, rhi·nen·ceph·a·la [rahy-nen-sef-uh-luh]. /ˌraɪ nɛnˈsɛf ə lə/. Anatomy.
  1. the part of the cerebrum containing the olfactory structures.

Origin of rhinencephalon

First recorded in 1840–50; rhin- + encephalon

Other words from rhinencephalon

  • rhi·nen·ce·phal·ic [rahy-nen-suh-fal-ik], /ˌraɪ nɛn səˈfæl ɪk/, rhi·nen·ceph·a·lous, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for rhinencephalon


/ (ˌraɪnɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn) /

nounplural -lons or -la (-lə)
  1. anatomy the parts of the brain, in both cerebal hemispheres, that in the early stages of evolution were concerned with the sense of smell. It includes the olefactory bulb and tract and the regions of the limbic system

Origin of rhinencephalon

C19: from rhino- + encephalon

Derived forms of rhinencephalon

  • rhinencephalic (ˌraɪnɛnsɪˈfælɪk), adjective

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