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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]


A term of uncertain utility for the portion of the brain involved in higher cortical functions that is not equivalent to the neocerebellum or to the neocortex.