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pros·en·ceph·a·lon

 (prŏs′ĕn-sĕf′ə-lŏn′)
n.
The forebrain.

pros′en·ce·phal′ic (-sə-făl′ĭk) adj.
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prosencephalon

(ˌprɒsɛnˈsɛfəlɒn)
n, pl -la (-lə)
(Anatomy) the part of the brain that develops from the anterior portion of the neural tube. Nontechnical name: forebrain Compare mesencephalon, rhombencephalon
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek prosō forward + enkephalos brain]
prosencephalic adj
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pros•en•ceph•a•lon

(ˌprɒs ɛnˈsɛf əˌlɒn, -lən)

n., pl. -lons, -la (-lə).
the forebrain.
[1840–50; < Greek pros- to, toward + enképhalon encephalon]
pros`en•ce•phal′ic (-səˈfæl ɪk) adj.
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prosencephalon

the forebrain. — prosencephalies, adj.
See also: Brain
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prosencephalon - the anterior portion of the brainprosencephalon - 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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Translations

pros·en·ceph·a·lon

, proencephalon
n. prosencéfalo, porción anterior de la vesícula cerebral de la que se desarrollan el diencéfalo y el telencéfalo.
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