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rhinencephalon

[ rahy-nen-sef-uh-lon, -luhn ]
/ 藢ra瑟 n蓻n藞s蓻f 蓹藢l蓲n, -l蓹n /
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noun, plural rhi路nen路ceph路a路lons, rhi路nen路ceph路a路la [rahy-nen-sef-uh-luh]. /藢ra瑟 n蓻n藞s蓻f 蓹 l蓹/. Anatomy.
the part of the cerebrum containing the olfactory structures.
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Origin of rhinencephalon

First recorded in 1840鈥50; rhin- + encephalon

OTHER WORDS FROM rhinencephalon

rhi路nen路ce路phal路ic [rahy-nen-suh-fal-ik], /藢ra瑟 n蓻n s蓹藞f忙l 瑟k/, rhi路nen路ceph路a路lous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rhinencephalon

rhinencephalon
/ (藢ra瑟n蓻n藞s蓻f蓹藢l蓲n) /

noun plural -lons or -la (-l蓹)
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

Derived forms of rhinencephalon

rhinencephalic (藢ra瑟n蓻ns瑟藞f忙l瑟k), adjective

Word Origin for rhinencephalon

C19: from rhino- + encephalon
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Medical definitions for rhinencephalon

rhinencephalon
[ r墨鈥瞡臅n-s臅f蓹-l艔n鈥, -l蓹n ]

n. pl. rhi鈥en鈥eph鈥鈥a (-l蓹)
The olfactory region of the brain, located in the cerebrum.

Other words from rhinencephalon

rhi鈥瞡en鈥e鈥halic (-s蓹-f膬l沫k) adj.
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