paleencephalon


paleencephalon

noun, plural pa·le·en·ceph·a·la [pey-lee-en-sefuh-luh; especially British pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li ɛnˈsɛf ə lə; especially British ˌpæl i-/.

  1. (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 related structures.

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