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English noun: encephalon

1. encephalon (body) that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord


Broader (hypernym)neural structure

Part holonymarteria communicans, brain cell, brain stem, brain-stem, brainstem, circle of Willis, communicating artery, forebrain, hindbrain, mesencephalon, midbrain, neencephalon, neoencephalon, prosencephalon, rhombencephalon, ventricle

Part meronymcaput, central nervous system, CNS, head, systema nervosum centrale

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