encephalon

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From Ancient Greek ἐγκέφαλος (enképhalos, within the head), from ἐν (en, in) + κεφαλή (kephalḗ, head).

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encephalon (plural encephala)

  1. (neuroanatomy) The area of central nervous system that includes all higher nervous centers, enclosed within the skull and continuous with the spinal cord; the brain.

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