mesencephalon


mesencephalon

noun, plural mes·en·ceph·a·la [mes-en-sefuh-luh, mez-] /ˌmɛs ɛnˈsɛf ə lə, ˌmɛz-/, mes·en·ceph·a·lons.

  1. Anatomy. the midbrain.

noun

  1. the part of the brain that develops from the middle portion of the embryonic neural tubeNontechnical name: midbrain Compare prosencephalon, rhombencephalon

n.

  1. The portion of the vertebrate brain that develops from the middle section of the embryonic brain.midbrain

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