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Definitions for prosencephalon
ˌprɒs ɛnˈsɛf əˌlɒn, -lənpros·en·cephalon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forebrain, prosencephalonnoun

    the anterior portion of the brain; the part of the brain that develops from the anterior part of the neural tube

Wiktionary

  1. prosencephalonnoun

    Forebrain.

Wikipedia

  1. prosencephalon

    In the anatomy of the brain of vertebrates, the forebrain or prosencephalon is the rostral (forward-most) portion of the brain. The forebrain (prosencephalon), the midbrain (mesencephalon), and hindbrain (rhombencephalon) are the three primary brain vesicles during the early development of the nervous system. The forebrain controls body temperature, reproductive functions, eating, sleeping, and the display of emotions. At the five-vesicle stage, the forebrain separates into the diencephalon (thalamus, hypothalamus, subthalamus, and epithalamus) and the telencephalon which develops into the cerebrum. The cerebrum consists of the cerebral cortex, underlying white matter, and the basal ganglia. In humans, by 5 weeks in utero it is visible as a single portion toward the front of the fetus. At 8 weeks in utero, the forebrain splits into the left and right cerebral hemispheres. When the embryonic forebrain fails to divide the brain into two lobes, it results in a condition known as holoprosencephaly.

ChatGPT

  1. prosencephalon

    Prosencephalon, also known as the forebrain, is the anterior part of the brain during early development of the central nervous system in an embryo. In adults, it's divided into two major parts: the telencephalon which includes the cerebral cortex, hippocampus and basal ganglia and the diencephalon which contains the thalamus, hypothalamus and other structures. It plays a key role in processing information, cognition, consciousness and other important functions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prosencephalonnoun

    the anterior segment of the brain, including the cerebrum and olfactory lobes; the forebrain

  2. Prosencephalonnoun

    the cerebrum

  3. Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. toward, near to + E. encephalon.]

Wikidata

  1. Prosencephalon

    In the anatomy of the brain of vertebrates, the prosencephalon is the rostral-most portion of the brain. The prosencephalon, the mesencephalon, and rhombencephalon are the three primary portions of the brain during early development of the central nervous system. It controls body temperature, reproductive functions, eating, sleeping, and any display of emotions. At the five-vesicle stage, the prosencephalon separates into the diencephalon and the telencephalon. The cerebrum consists of the cerebral cortex, underlying white matter, and the basal ganglia. By 5 weeks in utero, it is visible as a single portion toward the front of the fetus. At 8 weeks in utero, the prosencephalon splits into the left and right cerebral hemispheres. When the embryonic prosencephalon fails to divide the brain into two lobes, it results in a condition known as holoprosencephaly.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prosencephalon

    pros-en-sef′a-lon, n. the fore-brain, comprising the cerebral hemispheres and olfactory processes.—adj. Prosencephal′ic. [Gr. pros, before, enkephalon, the brain—en, in, kephalē, the head.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Prosencephalon

    The anterior of the three primitive cerebral vesicles of the embryonic brain arising from the NEURAL TUBE. It subdivides to form DIENCEPHALON and TELENCEPHALON. (Stedmans Medical Dictionary, 27th ed)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prosencephalon in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prosencephalon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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