1. Denoting the anterior portion of the frontal lobe of the cerebrum. 2. Denoting the granular frontal cortex rostral to the premotor area.

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pre·fron·tal .prē-'frənt-əl adj
1) situated or occurring anterior to a frontal structure <a \prefrontal bone>
2) of, relating to, or constituting the prefrontal lobe or prefrontal cortex of the brain

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pre·fron·tal (pre-fronґtəl) situated in the anterior part of the frontal lobe or region.

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  • préfrontal — préfrontal, ale, aux [ prefrɔ̃tal, o ] adj. • mil. XXe; de pré et frontal ♦ Anat. De la région antérieure du front. Zone préfrontale du cerveau. préfrontal, ale, aux [pʀefʀɔ̃tal, o] adj. ÉTYM. Mil. XXe; de pré , et frontal. ❖ …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • prefrontal — prefrontál adj. m., pl. prefrontáli; f. sg. prefrontálă, pl. prefrontále Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic …   Dicționar Român

  • prefrontal — [prē frunt′ l] adj. of, pertaining to, or situated near the front of a structure of the brain or of the head of a vertebrate …   English World dictionary

  • Préfrontal — Cortex préfrontal Le cortex préfrontal est la partie antérieure du lobe frontal du cerveau, située en avant des régions prémotrices. Cette région est le siège de différentes fonctions cognitives dites supérieures (notamment le langage, la mémoire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • prefrontal — I. adjective Date: 1854 anterior to or involving the anterior part of a frontal structure < a prefrontal bone > II. noun Date: 1854 a prefrontal part (as a bone) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prefrontal — a superficial, paired, dermal bone lying in front of the eye between the lacrymal and first supraorbital and covering and fusing with the parethmoid; a term often used for the lateral ethmoid or a portion of the lateral ethmoid of dermal origin …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • prefrontal — /pree frun tl/, adj. Anat. anterior to, situated in, or pertaining to the anterior part of a frontal structure. [1850 55; PRE + FRONTAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • prefrontal — adjective a) Of, pertaining to or situated in the anterior part of the frontal lobe b) Of, pertaining to or situated in front of the frontal bone Ant: postfrontal …   Wiktionary

  • prefrontal — prɪːfrÊŒntl adj. located at the front of the frontal bone or lobe (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

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