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diencephalon

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noun di·en·ceph·a·lon \ˌdī-ən-ˈse-fə-ˌlän, ˌdī-(ˌ)en-, -lən\

Definition of diencephalon

  1. :  the posterior subdivision of the forebrain

diencephalic

play \-sə-ˈfa-lik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of diencephalon

New Latin, from dia- + encephalon


First Known Use: circa 1883


Medical Dictionary

diencephalon

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noun di·en·ceph·a·lon \ˌdī-ən-ˈsef-ə-ˌlän, ˌdī-(ˌ)en-, -lən\

Medical Definition of diencephalon

  1. :  the posterior subdivision of the forebrain—called also betweenbrain, interbrain

diencephalic

\-sə-ˈfal-ik\play adjective



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