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The anterior subdivision of the forebrain in a vertebrate embryo; gives rise to the olfactory lobes, cerebral cortex, and corpora striata.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(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.

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