Definitions for paleoencephalon
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paleencephalon, paleoencephalon, palaeencephalon(noun)
the more primitive parts of the brain phylogenetically; most structures other than the cerebral cortex
The most ancient part of the brain.
In the anatomy of animals, paleoencephalon refers to most regions in the brain that are not part of the neocortex or neoencephalon. The paleoencephalon is the phylogenetically oldest part of the animal brain. Paleoenchepheal areas of older species are larger in proportion to overall brain volume as compared to those of mammals.
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