noun (plural paleopallia /-ˈpalēə/)Anatomy
A phylogenetically older portion of the pallium of the brain, which comprises mainly the pyriform lobe.
- Most of the dendrites of these cells extend to the lateral surface of the palaeopallium.
- Yet, in the human palaeopallium lies sequestered the ancient ferociousness of the crocodile brain.
- Example sentences
- The predilection sites of brain tumors in the neopallial and paleopallial (limbic-paralimbic) areas and brainstem, and their expansive but usually not infiltrative growth, are discussed and documented.
- Recognized as neopallium or neocortex, enlarged dorsal areas envelop the paleopallial piriform cortex in humans and Old World monkeys.
For editors and proofreaders
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.