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 for encephalon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  encephalon \en*ceph"a*lon\, n.; pl. encephala. [NL. See
     Encephalos.] (Anat.)
     The contents of the cranium; the brain.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  encephalon
      n 1: that part of the central nervous system that includes all
           the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull;
           continuous with the spinal cord [syn: brain,
           encephalon]

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