Definitions for: Rhinencephalon

[n] a center in the cerebral hemispheres that governs the sense of smell in lower animals; in humans it seems to mediate complex emotional behavior

Webster (1913) Definition: Rhi`nen*ceph"a*lon, n.; pl. Rhinencephala.
[NL., fr. Gr. ???, ???, the nose + ?? the brain.] (Anat.)
The division of the brain in front of the prosencephalon,
consisting of the two olfactory lobes from which the
olfactory nerves arise.

Note: The term is sometimes used for one of the olfactory
lobes, the plural being used for the two taken

Synonyms: olfactory brain

See Also: center, centre, nerve center, nerve centre, olfactory bulb, piriform area, piriform lobe, pyriform area, pyriform lobe

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