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.

⇒ The term is sometimes used for one of the olfactory lobes, the plural being used for the two taken together.

 

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