rhinencephalon


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rhinencephalon

[¦rīn·in′sef·ə‚län]
(anatomy)
The anterior olfactory portion of the vertebrate brain.
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This latter finding is especially intriguing as the amygdala is part of the rhinencephalon ('smell brain') and receives both direct and indirect olfactory inputs from the olfactory bulb (Turner, Gupta & Mishkin, 1978).