HyperDic: encephalon

English > 1 sense of the word encephalon:
NOUNbodyencephalon, brainthat part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers
English > encephalon: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThat part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord.
Synonymbrain
Part ofcentral nervous system, CNS, systema nervosum centraleThe portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
head, caputThe upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals
Partsbrain cellA nerve cell in the brain
brainstem, brain-stem, brain stemThe part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus
circle of WillisA ring of arteries at the base of the brain
communicating artery, arteria communicansAny of three arteries in the brain that make up the circle of Willis
forebrain, prosencephalonThe anterior portion of the brain
hindbrain, rhombencephalonThe posterior portion of the brain including cerebellum and brainstem
midbrain, mesencephalonThe middle portion of the brain
neencephalon, neoencephalonThe part of the brain having the most recent phylogenetic origin
ventricleOne of four connected cavities in the brain
Broaderneural structureA structure that is part of the nervous system
Spanishcerebro, encéfalo
Catalancervell, encèfal

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