third ventricle

noun

: the median unpaired ventricle of the brain bounded by parts of the telencephalon and diencephalon

Examples of third ventricle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Colloid brain cysts are benign tumors that develop in or near the third ventricle, which is in the center of the brain. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 3 Nov. 2023 The consistent pathology of the disorder allowed von Economo to localize the lethargic symptoms of encephalitis lethargica to the posterior wall of the third ventricle, near the oculomotor nuclei. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 15 Apr. 2018 The other option is a procedure called an endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV), which entails placing a tiny hole at the bottom of the third ventricle of the brain so cerebrospinal fluid can drain more easily. Korin Miller, Health.com, 7 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1615, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of third ventricle was in 1615

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“Third ventricle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/third%20ventricle. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

third ventricle

noun
: the median unpaired ventricle of the brain bounded by parts of the telencephalon and diencephalon
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