Definition of Neoencephalon
1. Noun. The part of the brain having the most recent phylogenetic origin; the cerebral cortex and related parts.
Generic synonyms: Neural Structure
Group relationships: Brain, Encephalon
Medical Definition of Neoencephalon
1. Edinger's term for the higher levels of the central nervous system superimposed upon the metameric or propriospinal system (paleencephalon). Synonym: neoencephalon. Origin: G. Neos, new, + enkephalos, brain (05 Mar 2000)
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