prosencephalon

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prosencephalon

 [pros″en-sef´ah-lon]
1. the portion of the brain developed from the anterior of the three primary brain vesicles in the early embryo, comprising the diencephalon and telencephalon.
2. the most anterior of the primary brain vesicles; called also forebrain.

pros·en·ceph·a·lon

(pros'en-sef'ă-lon), [TA]
The anterior primordial cerebral vesicle and the most rostral of the three primary brain vesicles of the embryonic neural tube; it subdivides to form the diencephalon and telencephalon.
Synonym(s): forebrain vesicle ☆ , forebrain ☆ , proencephalon
[G. prosō, forward, + enkephalos, brain]

prosencephalon

/pros·en·ceph·a·lon/ (pros″en-sef´ah-lon) forebrain.
1. the part of the brain developed from the anterior of the three primary brain vesicles, comprising the diencephalon and telencephalon.
2. the most anterior of the primary brain vesicles, later dividing into the telencephalon and diencephalon.

prosencephalon

(prŏs′ĕn-sĕf′ə-lŏn′)
n.
The forebrain.

pros′en·ce·phal′ic (-sə-făl′ĭk) adj.

prosencephalon

[pros′ensef′əlon]
Etymology: Gk, pro + enkephalon, brain
the anterior primitive cerebral vesicle, comprising the diencephalon and telencephalon. Also called forebrain. Compare mesencephalon. prosencephalic, adj.

pros·en·ceph·a·lon

(pros'en-sef'ă-lon) [TA]
The anterior primordial cerebral vesicle and the most rostral of the three primary brain vesicles of the embryonic neural tube; it subdivides to form the diencephalon and telencephalon.
Synonym(s): forebrain.
[G. prosō, forward, + enkephalos, brain]

prosencephalon

The forebrain.

prosencephalon

forebrain

prosencephalon

the forebrain consisting of the diencephalon (thalamus, epithalamus, subthalamus, hypothalamus) and the telencephalon (cerebral hemispheres).