mesencephalon

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noun mes·en·ceph·a·lon \ˌme-ˌzen-ˈse-fə-ˌlän, ˌmē-, -zən-, -ˌsen-, -sən-, -lən\

Definition of mesencephalon

mesencephalic

play \-ˌzen(t)-sə-ˈfa-lik, -zən(t)-, -ˌsen(t)-, -sən(t)-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of mesencephalon

New Latin


First Known Use: 1846


Medical Dictionary

mesencephalon

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noun mes·en·ceph·a·lon \ˌmez-ˌen-ˈsef-ə-ˌlän, ˌmez-ən-, ˌmēz-, ˌmēs-, ˌmes-, -lən\

Medical Definition of mesencephalon


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