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Definition 1: the middle portion of the brain - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for mesencephalon in the sense of this definition

(mesencephalon is a kind of ...) a structure that is part of the nervous system

(mesencephalon is a part of ...) a layer of deeply pigmented grey matter in the midbrain; associated with the striate body; is involved in metabolic disturbances associated with Parkinson's disease and with Huntington's disease

(mesencephalon is a part of ...) an essential visual center between the retina and the striate cortex

(mesencephalon is a part of ...) an essential auditory center in the midbrain

(... is part of mesencephalon) that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord

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