[ tel-en-sef-uh-lon, -luh n ]
/ ˌtɛl ɛnˈsɛf əˌlɒn, -lən /

noun, plural tel·en·ceph·a·lons, tel·en·ceph·a·la [tel-en-sef-uh-luh] /ˌtɛl ɛnˈsɛf ə lə/. Anatomy.

the anterior section of the forebrain comprising the cerebrum and related structures.

Origin of telencephalon

First recorded in 1900–05; tel-2 + encephalon

OTHER WORDS FROM telencephalon

tel·en·ce·phal·ic [tel-en-suh-fal-ik] /ˌtɛl ɛn səˈfæl ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for telencephalon

/ (ˌtɛlɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn) /


the cerebrum together with related parts of the hypothalamus and the third ventricle

Derived forms of telencephalon

telencephalic (ˌtɛlɛnsɪˈfælɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for telencephalon

[ tĕl′ĕn-sĕfə-lŏn′, -lən ]


The anterior portion of the prosencephalon, constituting the cerebral hemispheres and composing with the diencephalon the prosencephalon.endbrain

Other words from telencephalon

tel′en•ce•phalic (-sə-fălĭk) adj.
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