neencephalon

Edinger term for the higher levels of the central nervous system superimposed upon the metameric or propriospinal system (paleencephalon). SYN: neoencephalon. [G. neos, new, + enkephalos, brain]

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ne·en·ceph·a·lon .nē-in-'sef-ə-.län, -lən n the part of the brain having the most recent phylogenetic origin specif the cerebral cortex and parts developed in relation to it compare PALEENCEPHALON

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  • neencephalon — e en*ceph a*lon (n[=e] [e^]n*s[e^]f [.a]*l[o^]n), (Anat.) The most recently evolved part of the brain of higher animals. It includes the cerebral cortex and related structures. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neencephalon — neencephalic /nee en seuh fal ik/, adj. /nee en sef euh lon , leuhn/, n., pl. neencephalons, neencephala / leuh/. the more recent part of the brain in the evolutionary development of animals, including the cerebral cortex and its related… …   Universalium

  • neencephalon — n. (Anatomy) hindbrain (posterior part of the brain) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • neencephalon — ne·encephalon …   English syllables

  • neencephalon — ne•en•ceph•a•lon [[t]ˌni ɛnˈsɛf əˌlɒn, lən[/t]] n. pl. lons, la ( lə). the more recent part of the brain in the evolutionary development of animals, including the cerebral cortex and its related structures • Etymology: 1915–20 ne en•ce•phal′ic… …   From formal English to slang

  • neencephalon — noun the part of the brain having the most recent phylogenetic origin; the cerebral cortex and related parts • Syn: ↑neoencephalon • Hypernyms: ↑neural structure • Part Holonyms: ↑brain, ↑encephalon …   Useful english dictionary

  • neoencephalon — noun the part of the brain having the most recent phylogenetic origin; the cerebral cortex and related parts • Syn: ↑neencephalon • Hypernyms: ↑neural structure • Part Holonyms: ↑brain, ↑encephalon * * * /nee oh en sef euh lon , leuhn/ …   Useful english dictionary

  • paleencephalon — noun the more primitive parts of the brain phylogenetically; most structures other than the cerebral cortex • Syn: ↑paleoencephalon, ↑palaeencephalon • Hypernyms: ↑neural structure * * * |pālē, |palē+ noun Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • neocortex — eocortex n. The cortical part of the neencephalon; the most recently evolved part of the cerebral cortex of the brain of higher animals, and the site of most of the higher brain functions; called also {neopallium}. Syn: neopallium. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neopallium — neocortex eocortex n. The cortical part of the neencephalon; the most recently evolved part of the cerebral cortex of the brain of higher animals, and the site of most of the higher brain functions; called also {neopallium}. Syn: neopallium.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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