[rahy-nen-sef-uh-lon, -luh n]
- the part of the cerebrum containing the olfactory structures.
Origin of rhinencephalon
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Rhinencephalon, rī-nen-sef′a-lon, n. the olfactory lobe of the brain.
But all the parts of the rhinencephalon, which are so distinct in macrosmatic mammals, can also be recognized in the human brain.
It should be premised that Elliot Smith divides the brain into rhinencephalon and neopallium.
- 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
C19: from rhino- + encephalon
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- The olfactory region of the brain, located in the cerebrum.
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