midbrain definition

  • noun:
    • The portion of the vertebrate brain that develops from the center portion of the embryonic brain.
    • part of the mind situated rostral into pons and caudal toward thalamus while the basal ganglia, composed of the tectum (dorsal part) and tegmentum (ventral section).
    • The middle portion for the brain; the mesencephalon. See mind.
    • The mesencephalon. See slices under encephalon.
    • the middle percentage of mental performance

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