Definition of Rhinencephalon

1. Noun. A center in the cerebral hemispheres that governs the sense of smell in lower animals; in humans it seems to mediate complex emotional behavior.




Definition of Rhinencephalon

1. n. The division of the brain in front of the prosencephalon, consisting of the two olfactory lobes from which the olfactory nerves arise.

Definition of Rhinencephalon

1. Noun. (anatomy) The part of the brain involved with olfaction. ¹

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Definition of Rhinencephalon

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Medical Definition of Rhinencephalon

1. Origin: NL, fr. Gr, the nose + the brain. The division of the brain in front of the prosencephalon, consisting of the two olfactory lobes from which the olfactory nerves arise. The term is sometimes used for one of the olfactory lobes, the plural being used for the two taken together. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhinencephalon

rhigotic
rhime
rhimes
rhin-
rhinal
rhinal fissure
rhinal sulcus
rhinalgia
rhinarium
rhinaster
rhinectomies
rhinectomy
rhinedema
rhinencephala
rhinencephalic
rhinencephalon (current term)
rhinenchysis
rhines
rhinestone
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rhinestones
rhinion
rhinism
rhinitides
rhinitis
rhinitis medicamentosa
rhinitis nervosa
rhinitis sicca
rhino
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Literary usage of Rhinencephalon

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1. The Anatomy of the Nervous System from the Standpoint of Development and by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"CHAPTER XVII THE rhinencephalon THE olfactory portions of the cerebral hemisphere may all be grouped together under the name ..."

2. Brain and Spinal Cord: A Manual for the Study of the Morphology and Fibre by Emil Villiger (1918)
"rhinencephalon. The rhinencephalon embraces : (a) the peripheral division and (£) the central or cortical division. The peripheral division includes the ..."

3. Brain and Spinal Cord: A Manual for the Study of the Morphology and Fibre by Emil Villiger (1918)
"rhinencephalon. The rhinencephalon embraces : (a) the peripheral division and (<$) the central or cortical division. The peripheral division includes the ..."

4. Brain and Spinal Cord: A Manual for the Study of the Morphology and Fibre by Emil Villiger (1918)
"rhinencephalon. The rhinencephalon embraces : (a) the peripheral division and (b) the central or cortical division. The peripheral division includes the ..."

5. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray (1918)
"Although superficially continuous with the hippocampal gyrus, the uncus forms morphologically a part of the rhinencephalon. The Hippocampal Fissure (fissura ..."

6. Anatomy of the Brain and Spinal Cord: With Special Reference to Mechanism by Harris Ellett Santee (1907)
"rhinencephalon.—The smelling brain belongs to the basal surface. ... The pars anterior of the rhinencephalon embraces, first, the olfactory lobe, ..."

7. Morris's Human Anatomy: A Complete Systematic Treatise by English and by Henry Morris, James Playfair McMurrich (1907)
"The rhinencephalon.—The rhinencephalon or olfactory brain includes those portions of the cerebral hemisphere which are chiefly concerned as the central ..."

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