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Meaning of ENCEPHALON

Pronunciation:  en'sefu`lân

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
 

ENCEPHALON is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: brain
 
 See Also: arteria communicans, brain cell, brain stem, brainstem, caput, central nervous system, circle of Willis, CNS, communicating artery, forebrain, fornix, head, hindbrain, mesencephalon, midbrain, neencephalon, neoencephalon, neural structure, prosencephalon, rhombencephalon, systema nervosum centrale, ventricle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\En*ceph"a*lon\, n. [NL. See {Encephalos}.] (Anat.)
The contents of the cranium; the brain.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The center of the central nervous system; a mass of nerve tissue in the cranium that receives and transmits neural impulses and controls and directs an organism's behavior and actions.
 

 

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