Midbrain



[mid-breyn] /ˈmɪdˌbreɪn/

noun, Anatomy.
1.
the middle of the three primary divisions of the in the embryo of a vertebrate or the part of the adult derived from this tissue; mesencephalon.
/ˈmɪdˌbreɪn/
noun
1.
the nontechnical name for mesencephalon

midbrain mid·brain (mĭd’brān’)
n.
See mesencephalon.
midbrain
(mĭd’brān’)
The middle part of the vertebrate brain. In most animals except mammals, the midbrain processes sensory information. In mammals, it serves primarily to connect the forebrain with the hindbrain. Compare forebrain, hindbrain.

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