Rhinencephalon Rhi`nen*ceph"a*lon (r[imac]`n[e^]n*s[e^]f"[.a]*l[o^]n), n.; pl. {Rhinencephala} (r[imac]`n[e^]n*s[e^]f"[.a]*l[.a]). [NL., fr. Gr. "ri`s, "rino`s, the nose + 'egke`falos the brain.] (Anat.) The division of the brain in front of the prosencephalon, consisting of the two olfactory lobes from which the olfactory nerves arise. [1913 Webster]

Note: The term is sometimes used for one of the olfactory lobes, the plural being used for the two taken together. [1913 Webster]

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  • Rhinencephalon — Rhi nen*ceph a*lon (r[imac] n[e^]n*s[e^]f [.a]*l[o^]n), n.; pl. {Rhinencephala} (r[imac] n[e^]n*s[e^]f [.a]*l[.a]). [NL., fr. Gr. ri s, rino s, the nose + egke falos the brain.] (Anat.) The division of the brain in front of the prosencephalon,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rhinencephalon — rhinencephalic /ruy nen seuh fal ik/, rhinencephalous, adj. /ruy nen sef euh lon , leuhn/, n., pl. rhinencephalons, rhinencephala / leuh/. Anat. the part of the cerebrum containing the olfactory structures. [1840 50; RHIN + ENCEPHALON] * * * …   Universalium

  • rhinencephalon — /raɪnənˈsɛfəlɒn/ (say ruynuhn sefuhlon) noun (plural rhinencephala /raɪnənˈsɛfələ/ (say ruynuhn sefuhluh)) the olfactory portion of the brain. {rhin + encephalon} –rhinencephalic /raɪnənsəˈfælɪk/ (say ruynuhnsuh falik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • rhinencephalon — [rī΄nen sef′ə län΄] n. pl. rhinencephala [rhi nen ceph′ələ] [ModL: see RHINO & ENCEPHALON] the part of the brain that receives sensory information from the olfactory nerves rhinencephalic [rī΄nensə fal′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

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