[thal-uh-men-sef-uh-lon, -luh n]
- the diencephalon.
Origin of thalamencephalon
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The fore-brain consists (fig. 43) of a thalamencephalon (th) and an undivided cerebral rudiment (ch).
To the roof of the thalamencephalon is attached a flattened sack (pn) which is probably the pineal gland.
It arises (fig. 253 pn) as a sack-like diverticulum of the thalamencephalon extending at first both backwards and forwards.
The proximal extremity attached to the roof of the thalamencephalon forms a special section, known as the infra-pineal process.
The floor of the thalamencephalon projects downwards and backwards as the infundibulum.
- the part of the diencephalon of the brain that includes the thalamus, pineal gland, and adjacent structures
- another name for diencephalon
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- The part of the diencephalon comprising the thalamus and its associated structures.
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