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encephalon

Pronunciation: en-sef'a-lon, la

Definition: That portion of the cerebrospinal axis contained within the cranium, composed of the prosencephalon, mesencephalon, and rhombencephalon.

[G. enkephalos, brain, fr. en, in, + kephale, head]

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