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diencephalon

[ dahy-en-sef-uh-lon ]
/ 藢da瑟 蓻n藞s蓻f 蓹藢l蓲n /
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noun, plural di路en路ceph路a路lons, di路en路ceph路a路la [dahy-en-sef-uh-luh]. /藢da瑟 蓻n藞s蓻f 蓹 l蓹/. Anatomy.
the posterior section of the forebrain.
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Origin of diencephalon

From New Latin, dating back to 1880鈥85; see origin at di-3, encephalon

OTHER WORDS FROM diencephalon

di路en路ce路phal路ic [dahy-en-suh-fal-ik], /藢da瑟 蓻n s蓹藞f忙l 瑟k/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for diencephalon

diencephalon
/ (藢da瑟蓻n藞s蓻f蓹藢l蓲n) /

noun
the part of the brain that includes the basal ganglia, thalamus, hypothalamus, and associated areas

Derived forms of diencephalon

diencephalic (藢da瑟蓻ns瑟藞f忙l瑟k), adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for diencephalon

diencephalon
[ d墨鈥材昻-s臅f蓹-l艔n鈥, -l蓹n ]

n.
The posterior part of the prosencephalon, composed of the epithalamus, the dorsal thalamus, the subthalamus, and the hypothalamus.betweenbrain interbrain
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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