Definition of midbrain in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɪdbreɪn/


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.

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