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pros•en•ceph•a•lon  (pros′en sefə lon′, -lən), 
n., pl. -las, -la(-lə). 
[Anat.]

    Anatomythe forebrain.
Etymology:1840–50; Neo-Latin Greek prós(ō) forward (akin to pró pro-2) + enképhalon encephalon
pros•en•ce•phal•ic (pros′en sə falik), 
adj. 



Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

prosencephalon /ˌprɒsɛnˈsɛfəlɒn/ n ( pl -la / -lə/)
  1. the part of the brain that develops from the anterior portion of the neural tube
    Nontechnical name: forebrain
Etymology: 19th Century: from New Latin, from Greek prosō forward + enkephalos brain



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