forebrain
noun Date: 1879 the anterior of the three primary divisions of the developing vertebrate brain or the corresponding part of the adult brain that includes especially the cerebral hemispheres, the thalamus, and the hypothalamus and that especially in higher vertebrates is the main control center for sensory and associative information processing, visceral functions, and voluntary motor functions — called also prosencephalon — compare diencephalon, telencephalon

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  • Forebrain — Fore brain , n. (Anat.) The anterior of the three principal divisions of the brain, including the prosencephalon and thalamencephalon. Sometimes restricted to the prosencephalon only. See {Brain}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forebrain — [fôr′brān΄] n. 1. the front part of the three primary divisions of the brain of a vertebrate embryo 2. the part of the fully developed brain evolved from this, consisting of the diencephalon and the telencephalon …   English World dictionary

  • forebrain — anterior region of the developing brain including the telencephalon and diencephalon in larval fish that includes the olfactory lobes …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • forebrain — n. [A.S. for, fore; braegen, brain] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) The protocerebrum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • forebrain — /fawr brayn , fohr /, n. Anat. 1. Also called prosencephalon. the anterior of the three primary divisions of the brain in the embryo of a vertebrate, or the part of the adult brain derived from this tissue including the diencephalon and… …   Universalium

  • forebrain — noun The anterior part of the brain, including the cerebrum, thalamus, and hypothalamus. Syn: prosencephalon …   Wiktionary

  • forebrain — prosencephalon. * * * fore·brain .brān n the anterior of the three primary divisions of the developing vertebrate brain or the corresponding part of the adult brain that includes esp. the cerebral hemispheres, the thalamus, and the hypothalamus… …   Medical dictionary

  • forebrain — n. frontal part of the brain (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • forebrain — noun Anatomy the anterior part of the brain, including the cerebral hemispheres, the thalamus, and the hypothalamus …   English new terms dictionary

  • forebrain — n. the furthest forward division of the brain, consisting of the diencephalon and the two cerebral hemispheres …   The new mediacal dictionary

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