Meaning of rhinal in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrʌɪn(ə)l/


  • Relating to the nose or the olfactory part of the brain.

    ‘However, this view has been challenged by the discovery that damage to a neighbouring region, the rhinal cortex, which underlies the hippocampus and amygdala, was necessary and sufficient to produce memory impairments.’
    • ‘The rhinal sulcus is not present as a separate sulcus in this specimen, but is represented as a direct continuation of the collateral sulcus.’
    • ‘He fashioned an agent that, when injected directly into the rhinal cortex of four trained monkeys, spawned a kind of decoy molecule which tricked cells there into turning-off D2 expression for several weeks.’
    • ‘Previous studies had also traced the monkeys' ability to associate the visual cues with the reward to the rhinal cortex, which is rich in dopamine.’


Mid 19th century from Greek rhis, rhin- ‘nose’ + -al.