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thalamencephalon

[thal-uh-men-sef-uh-lon, -luh n] /ˌθæl ə mɛnˈsɛf əˌlɒn, -lən/
noun, plural thalamencephalons, thalamencephala
[thal-uh-men-sef-uh-luh] /ˌθæl ə mɛnˈsɛf ə lə/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
the diencephalon.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; thalam(us) + encephalon
Related forms
thalamencephalic
[thal-uh-men-suh-fal-ik] /ˌθæl əˌmɛn səˈfæl ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thalamencephalon

thalamencephalon

/ˌθæləmɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn/
noun (anatomy) (pl) -lons, -la (-lə)
1.
the part of the diencephalon of the brain that includes the thalamus, pineal gland, and adjacent structures
2.
another name for diencephalon
Derived Forms
thalamencephalic (ˌθæləˌmɛnsəˈfælɪk) adjective
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thalamencephalon in Medicine

thalamencephalon thal·a·men·ceph·a·lon (thāl'ə-měn-sěf'ə-lŏn')
n.
The part of the diencephalon comprising the thalamus and its associated structures.

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