archipallium


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archipallium

 [ahr″kĭ-pal´e-um]
that portion of the pallium, or cerebral cortex, which phylogenetically is the first to show the characteristic layering of the cellular elements.

ar·chi·cor·tex

(ar'ki-kōr'teks), [TA]
1. Typically, the phylogenetically older parts of the cerebral cortex.
See also: allocortex, cerebral cortex.
2. More specifically, the cortex forming the hippocampus.
See also: allocortex, cerebral cortex.
Synonym(s): archipallium
[archi- + L. cortex]

archipallium

The oldest region of the brain in animals, which is usually contiguous with the olfactory cortex. In humans, the archipallium comprises the hippocampus.