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mesencephalon

[ mes-en-sef-uh-lon, -luhn, mez- ]
/ 藢m蓻s 蓻n藞s蓻f 蓹藢l蓲n, -l蓹n, 藢m蓻z- /
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noun, plural mes路en路ceph路a路la [mes-en-sef-uh-luh, mez-], /藢m蓻s 蓻n藞s蓻f 蓹 l蓹, 藢m蓻z-/, mes路en路ceph路a路lons.
Anatomy. the midbrain.
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Origin of mesencephalon

First recorded in 1840鈥50; mes- + encephalon

OTHER WORDS FROM mesencephalon

mes路en路ce路phal路ic [mes-en-suh-fal-ik, mez-], /藢m蓻s 蓻n s蓹藞f忙l 瑟k, 藢m蓻z-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mesencephalon

mesencephalon
/ (藢m蓻s蓻n藞s蓻f蓹藢l蓲n) /

noun
the part of the brain that develops from the middle portion of the embryonic neural tubeNontechnical name: midbrain Compare prosencephalon, rhombencephalon

Derived forms of mesencephalon

mesencephalic (藢m蓻s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 mesencephalon

mesencephalon
[ m臅z鈥材昻-s臅f蓹-l艔n鈥 ]

n.
The portion of the vertebrate brain that develops from the middle section of the embryonic brain.midbrain
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