Definition of rhinal in English:


Syllabification: rhi·nal
Pronunciation: /ˈrīnl


  • Of or relating to the nose or the olfactory part of the brain.
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    • 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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