diencephalon

noun
di·​en·​ceph·​a·​lon | \ ˌdī-ən-ˈse-fə-ˌlän How to pronounce diencephalon (audio) , ˌdī-(ˌ)en-, -lən How to pronounce diencephalon (audio) \

Definition of diencephalon

: the posterior subdivision of the forebrain

Other Words from diencephalon

diencephalic \ ˌdī-​ən-​sə-​ˈfa-​lik How to pronounce diencephalic (audio) , ˌdī-​(ˌ)en-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of diencephalon

circa 1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diencephalon

New Latin, from dia- + encephalon

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“Diencephalon.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diencephalon. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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diencephalon

noun
di·​en·​ceph·​a·​lon | \ ˌdī-ən-ˈsef-ə-ˌlän How to pronounce diencephalon (audio) , ˌdī-(ˌ)en- How to pronounce diencephalon (audio) , -lən \

Medical Definition of diencephalon

: the posterior subdivision of the forebrain

called also betweenbrain, interbrain

Other Words from diencephalon

diencephalic \ -​sə-​ˈfal-​ik How to pronounce diencephalic (audio) \ adjective

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