frontal lobe

frontal lobe
noun
that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying directly behind the forehead
Syn: ↑frontal cortex
Hypernyms: ↑lobe
Part Holonyms: ↑cerebral cortex, ↑cerebral mantle, ↑pallium, ↑cortex
Part Meronyms: ↑frontal gyrus, ↑precentral gyrus

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ˌfrontal ˈlobe 7 [frontal lobe] noun (anatomy)
either of the two parts at the front of the brain that are concerned with behaviour, learning and personality

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