thalamencephalon

[ thal-uh-men-sef-uh-lon, -luh n ]
/ 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.

Nearby words

  1. thai,
  2. thai stick,
  3. thailand,
  4. thailand, gulf of,
  5. thakur,
  6. thalamic,
  7. thalamium,
  8. thalamo-,
  9. thalamocortical,
  10. thalamotomy

Origin of thalamencephalon

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

Related formsthal·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 Formsthalamencephalic (ˌθæləˌmɛnsəˈfælɪk), adjective

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Medicine definitions for thalamencephalon

thalamencephalon

[ thăl′ə-mĕn-sĕfə-lŏn′ ]

n.

The part of the diencephalon comprising the thalamus and its associated structures.

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