pretectal

adjective
pre·​tec·​tal | \ -ˈtek-tᵊl How to pronounce pretectal (audio) \

Medical Definition of pretectal

: occurring in or being the transitional zone of the brain stem between the midbrain and the diencephalon that is situated rostral to the superior colliculus and is associated especially with the analysis and distribution of light impulses

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“Pretectal.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pretectal. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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