Telencephalon

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telencephalon

[¦tel·en′sef·ə‚län]
(embryology)
The anterior subdivision of the forebrain in a vertebrate embryo; gives rise to the olfactory lobes, cerebral cortex, and corpora striata.

Telencephalon

 

(also called endbrain), the anterior section of the brain. The telencephalon attains its greatest size and physiological importance in higher vertebrates and especially in man.