mesencephalon

noun

mes·​en·​ceph·​a·​lon ˌme-ˌzen-ˈse-fə-ˌlän How to pronounce mesencephalon (audio)
ˌmē-,
-zᵊn-,
-ˌsen-,
-sᵊn-,
-lən
mesencephalic
ˌme-ˌzen(t)-sə-ˈfa-lik How to pronounce mesencephalon (audio)
ˌmē-
-zᵊn(t)-
-ˌsen(t)-
-sᵊn(t)-
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mesencephalon was in 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Mesencephalon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesencephalon. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

mesencephalon

noun
mes·​en·​ceph·​a·​lon ˌmez-ˌen-ˈsef-ə-ˌlän How to pronounce mesencephalon (audio) ˌmez-ᵊn- How to pronounce mesencephalon (audio)
ˌmēz-,
ˌmēs-,
ˌmes-,
-lən
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