mesencephalon

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin, from Ancient Greek μέσος (mesos, middle) + ἐγκέφαλος (enkephalos, cephalon, brain); see also cephalon.

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mesencephalon (plural mesencephalons)

  1. A part of the brain located rostral to the pons and caudal to the thalamus and the basal ganglia, composed of the tectum (dorsal portion) and the tegmentum (ventral portion).

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