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Interpeduncular fossa

interpeduncular fossa in·ter·pe·dun·cu·lar fossa (ĭn’tər-pĭ-dŭng’kyə-lər)
A deep depression on the inferior surface of the mesencephalon between the two cerebral peduncles.


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