Definition of prosencephalon in English:

prosencephalon

noun

  • another term for forebrain
    • ‘However, at later stages, the specification of the prosencephalon and the mesencephalon remains defective.’
    • ‘The neural tube is broad and divides flaccidly into three parts: an anterior prosencephalon, a middle mesencephalon, and a posterior rhombencephalon.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek prosō ‘forwards’ + enkephalos ‘brain’.

Pronunciation

prosencephalon

/ˌprɒsɛnˈsɛfəlɒn//ˌprɒsɛnˈkɛfəlɒn/