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thalamencephalon

[ thal-uh-men-sef-uh-lon, -luhn ]
/ ˌθæl ə mɛnˈsɛf əˌlɒn, -lən /
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noun, plural thal·a·men·ceph·a·lons, thal·a·men·ceph·a·la [thal-uh-men-sef-uh-luh]. /ˌθæl ə mɛnˈsɛf ə lə/. Anatomy.
the diencephalon.
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Origin of thalamencephalon

First recorded in 1870–75; thalam(us) + encephalon

OTHER WORDS FROM thalamencephalon

thal·a·men·ce·phal·ic [thal-uh-men-suh-fal-ik], /ˌθæl əˌmɛn səˈfæl ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for thalamencephalon

thalamencephalon
/ (ˌθæləmɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn) /

noun plural -lons or -la (-lə) anatomy
the part of the diencephalon of the brain that includes the thalamus, pineal gland, and adjacent structures
another name for diencephalon

Derived forms of thalamencephalon

thalamencephalic (ˌθæləˌmɛnsəˈfælɪk), adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for thalamencephalon

thalamencephalon
[ thăl′ə-mĕn-sĕfə-lŏn′ ]

n.
The part of the diencephalon comprising the thalamus and its associated structures.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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