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forebrain Line breaks: fore|brain
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːbreɪn/

Definition of forebrain in English:


The anterior part of the brain, including the cerebral hemispheres, the thalamus, and the hypothalamus. Also called prosencephalon.
Example sentences
  • Studies will look at critical windows for brain development in the forebrain and hindbrain and will attempt to link exposures or disturbances at these times to subsequent behavior.
  • Over time the neural tube expands at one end to form an embryonic brain with constrictions marking the forebrain, midbrain and hindbrain.
  • The result of the questionnaire is of course merely opinion, but here opinion corresponds rather closely with the evolution of the forebrain and cerebral cortex.
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