telencephalon

[ 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

Related forms

tel·en·ce·phal·ic [tel-en-suh-fal-ik] /ˌtɛl ɛn səˈfæl ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for telencephalon

telencephalon

/ (ˌtɛlɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn) /

noun

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

Derived Forms

telencephalic (ˌtɛlɛnsɪˈfælɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for telencephalon

telencephalon

[ tĕl′ĕn-sĕfə-lŏn′, -lən ]

n.

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

Related forms

tel′en•ce•phalic (-sə-fălĭk) adj.
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