Definition of Encephalon

1. Noun. That part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord.


Definition of Encephalon

1. n. The contents of the cranium; the brain.

Definition of Encephalon

1. Noun. (neuroanatomy) The area of central nervous system that includes all higher nervous centers, enclosed within the skull and continuous with the spinal cord; the brain. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Encephalon

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Medical Definition of Encephalon

1. The contents of the cranium; the brain. Origin: NL. See Encephalos. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Encephalon

encephalomere
encephalometer
encephalomyelitides
encephalomyelitis
encephalomyelitis associated with carcinoma
encephalomyelocele
encephalomyeloneuropathy
encephalomyelonic axis
encephalomyelopathy
encephalomyeloradiculitis
encephalomyeloradiculopathy
encephalomyocarditis
encephalomyocarditis virus
encephalomyopathies
encephalomyopathy
encephalon (current term)
encephalonarcosis
encephalopathia
encephalopathia addisonia
encephalopathic
encephalopathies
encephalopathy
encephalophagy
encephalopsy
encephalopyosis
encephalorrhachidian
encephalorrhagia
encephalos
encephaloschisis
encephalosclerosis

Literary usage of Encephalon

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1. A Text-book of human physiology: Designed for the Use of Practitioners and by Austin Flint (1881)
"TUE anatomy of the encephalon is so complex, that it can be treated of -with ... We have seen, also, that the centres of the encephalon may bo concerned in ..."

2. The Physiology of Man: Designed to Represent the Existing State of by Austin Flint (1873)
"THE' anatomy of the encephalon is so complex, that it can be treated of with advantage only by a very minute and carefully-illustrated description, ..."

3. An American Text-book of Physiology by William Henry Howell (1900)
"P. COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY OF THE DIVISIONS OF THE encephalon. For the better comprehension of the conditions found in man and the monkeys, ..."

4. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1868)
"encephalon, its primary divisions.—The encephalon, or brain, of Mammals, 45 like that of lower Vertebrates, Tur-( tie, fig. 45 (vol. i., Shark, fig. ..."

5. Lectures on the Principles and Practice of Physic Delivered at King's by Thomas Watson, David Francis Condie (1855)
"Why these are instances of acute inflammation of the whole contents of the cranium ; of the brain and its membranes : of the encephalon in short ; and, ..."

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