Mesencephalon definitions

mĕz'ĕn-sĕf'ə-lŏn', mĕs'-
The midbrain.
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The midbrain.
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A part of the brain located rostral to the pons and caudal to the thalamus and the basal ganglia, composed of the tectum (dorsal portion) and the tegmentum (ventral portion).
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Origin of mesencephalon

From Latin, from Ancient Greek μέσος (mesos, “middle") + ἐγκέφαλος (enkephalos, “cephalon, brain"); see also cephalon.