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Pronunciation: ne'en-sef'a-lon

Definition: L. Edinger's term for the higher levels of the central nervous system superimposed on the metameric or propriospinal system (paleencephalon).

Synonym(s): neoencephalon

[G. neos, new, + enkephalos, brain]

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