mesencephalon

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌmɛzənˈsɛfələn/
  • IPA(key): /ˌmɛzənˈsɛfəlɒn/

Noun[edit]

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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