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fore·brain

 (fôr′brān′)
n.
1. The most anterior of the three primary regions of the embryonic brain from which the telencephalon and diencephalon develop.
2. The segment of the adult brain that develops from the embryonic forebrain and includes the cerebrum, thalamus, and hypothalamus.

forebrain

(ˈfɔːˌbreɪn)
n
(Anatomy) the nontechnical name for prosencephalon

fore•brain

(ˈfɔrˌbreɪn, ˈfoʊr-)

n.
1. Also called prosencephalon. the anterior of the three embryonic divisions of the vertebrate brain, or the part of the adult brain derived from this tissue including the diencephalon and telencephalon.
[1875–80]

fore·brain

(fôr′brān′)
The forwardmost part of the brain in vertebrate animals. In humans, it consists of the thalamus, the hypothalamus, and the cerebrum. Compare hindbrain, midbrain.

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The front part of the brain comprising the diencephalon and telencephalon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forebrain - the anterior portion of the brainforebrain - the anterior portion of the brain; the part of the brain that develops from the anterior part of the neural tube
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
cerebral peduncle, peduncle - a bundle of myelinated neurons joining different parts of the brain
brain, encephalon - that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
corpus callosum - a broad transverse nerve tract connecting the two cerebral hemispheres
telencephalon - the anterior division of the forebrain; the cerebrum and related parts of the hypothalamus
betweenbrain, diencephalon, interbrain, thalmencephalon - the posterior division of the forebrain; connects the cerebral hemispheres with the mesencephalon
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fore·brain

n. prosencéfalo, porción anterior de la vesícula primaria cerebral de donde se desarrollan el diencéfalo y el telencéfalo.
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Support for the forebrain in gnathostomes is provided by the paired polar bodies and anterior trabeculae.
The amygdala, twin almond-shaped structures in the forebrain, acted as a quick trigger that dealt with fear, anxiety and surprise, and also probably helped to make us angry.
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