mesencephalon[mes′en sef′ə län′, mez′-]
mesencephalon definition by Webster's New World
noun pl. mesencephala
Origin: ModL: see meso- and amp; encephalon
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- mesencephalic adjective
mesencephalon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- mesˌen·ce·phalˈic adjective
mesencephalon - Medical Definition
The portion of the vertebrate brain that develops from the middle section of the embryonic brain. Also called midbrain.