Share this entry

Share this page

midbrain

Line breaks: mid|brain
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪdbreɪn
 
/

Definition of midbrain in English:

noun

Anatomy
A small central part of the brainstem, developing from the middle of the primitive or embryonic brain. Also called mesencephalon.
Example sentences
  • In each case, these sections included frontal cortex, basal ganglia, thalamus, hippocampus, midbrain, pons, medulla, and cerebellar hemisphere at the level of the dentate nucleus.
  • The brainstem consists of the midbrain, pons and medulla, structures located deep in the back of the brain.
  • The latter includes the diencephalon; mesencephalon, or midbrain; pons; and medulla oblongata.

Definition of midbrain in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day odium
Pronunciation: ˈəʊdɪəm
noun
widespread hatred or disgust for someone…