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Noun: encephalon (encephala)  en'se-fu,lón
  1. That part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centres; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
    - brain

Derived forms: encephala

Type of: neural structure

Part of: bean [informal], bonce [Brit, informal], caput [technical], central nervous system, CNS, dome [informal], head, napper [Brit, informal], nob [informal], noggin [informal], noodle [informal], nut [informal], skull [informal], systema nervosum centrale

Encyclopedia: Encephalon