paleencephalon
paleencephalon paleencephalon n. The more primitive parts of the brain phylogenetically; it includes most structures other than the cerebral cortex.

Syn: paleoencephalon, palaeoencephalon. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • paleencephalon — /pay lee en sef euh lon /; esp. Brit. /pal ee /, n., pl. paleencephala / leuh/. (no longer in technical use) the more primitive part of the brain in the evolutionary development of animals, including all parts except the cerebral cortex and its… …   Universalium

  • paleencephalon — L. Edinger term for the metameric nervous system. Excludes cerebral cortex. [paleo + G. enkephalos, brain] * * * pa·le·en·ceph·a·lon .pā lē in sef ə .län or Brit pal·ae en·ceph·a·lon .pal ē n, pl …   Medical dictionary

  • paleencephalon — n. forebrain, primitive part of the brain, part of the brain that developed earliest during evolution …   English contemporary dictionary

  • paleencephalon — pa·le·encephalon …   English syllables

  • 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

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

  • 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] * * * ne·en·ceph·a·lon .nē in sef ə .län, lən …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • paleoencephalon — /pay lee oh en sef euh lon /; esp. Brit. /pal ee /, n., pl. paleoencephala / leuh/. paleencephalon. * * * …   Universalium

  • pajaroello — SYN: Ornithodoros coriaceus. [Am. Sp. pajahuello, fr. Sp. paja, straw, + huello, undersurface of hoof] * * * pa·ja·ro·el·lo .pä hə rə we (.)lō n a venomous tick of the genus Ornithodoros (O. coriaceus) whose bite causes painful swelling called… …   Medical dictionary

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