What is another/scientific name for the brain?My science teacher asked us this question and I might've gotten the question wrong but I think he said something that started with "neur-". Thanks!

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agentsmirnoff | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) eNoter

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The "scientific" name for Brain is Cerebrum. This is  encased within the Cranium. However this is specific to the Human Brain.

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giorgiana1976 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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The synonym of the term "brain" is "encephalon". It's structure is split in 3 parts:

1) Fore brain or Prosencephalon

2) Mid brain or Mesencephalon

3) Hind brain of Rhombencephalon