Definition of rhinal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrʌɪn(ə)l/


Relating to the nose or the olfactory part of the brain.
Example sentences
  • However, this view has been challenged by the discovery that damage to a neighbouring region, the rhinal cortex, which underlies the hippocampus and amygdala, was necessary and sufficient to produce memory impairments.
  • The rhinal sulcus is not present as a separate sulcus in this specimen, but is represented as a direct continuation of the collateral sulcus.
  • He fashioned an agent that, when injected directly into the rhinal cortex of four trained monkeys, spawned a kind of decoy molecule which tricked cells there into turning-off D2 expression for several weeks.


Mid 19th century: from Greek rhis, rhin- 'nose' + -al.

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