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[tel-en-sef-uh-lon, -luh n]
noun, plural tel·en·ceph·a·lons, tel·en·ceph·a·la [tel-en-sef-uh-luh] /ˌtɛl ɛnˈsɛf ə lə/. Anatomy.
  1. the anterior section of the forebrain comprising the cerebrum and related structures.
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Origin of telencephalon

First recorded in 1900–05; tel-2 + encephalon
Related formstel·en·ce·phal·ic [tel-en-suh-fal-ik] /ˌtɛl ɛn səˈfæl ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for telencephalon

Historical Examples of telencephalon

  • The roof of the telencephalon is mainly epithelial, and contains no traces of cortical structure.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4


British Dictionary definitions for telencephalon


  1. the cerebrum together with related parts of the hypothalamus and the third ventricle
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Derived Formstelencephalic (ˌtɛlɛnsɪˈfælɪk), adjective
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telencephalon in Medicine


(tĕl′ĕn-sĕfə-lŏn′, -lən)
  1. The anterior portion of the prosencephalon, constituting the cerebral hemispheres and composing with the diencephalon the prosencephalon.endbrain
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Related formstel′en•ce•phalic (-sə-fălĭk) adj.
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