HyperDic: thalmencephalon

English > 1 sense of the word thalmencephalon:
NOUNbodythalmencephalon, diencephalon, interbrain, betweenbrainthe posterior division of the forebrain
English > thalmencephalon: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe posterior division of the forebrain; connects the cerebral hemispheres with the mesencephalon.
Synonymsdiencephalon, interbrain, betweenbrain
Part offorebrain, prosencephalonThe anterior portion of the brain
Partsbasal ganglionAny of several masses of subcortical grey matter at the base of each cerebral hemisphere that seem to be involved in the regulation of voluntary movement
hypothalamusA basal part of the diencephalon governing autonomic nervous system
infundibulumAny of various funnel-shaped parts of the body (but especially the hypophyseal stalk)
mamillary body, mammillary body, corpus mamillareOne of two small round structures on the undersurface of the brain that form the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
optic nerve, nervus opticus, second cranial nerve, optic tractThe cranial nerve that serves the retina
pituitary, pituitary gland, pituitary body, hypophysisThe master gland of the endocrine system
thalamuslarge egg-shaped structures of grey matter that form the dorsal subdivision of the diencephalon
third eye, pineal eyeA sensory structure capable of light reception located on the dorsal side of the diencephalon in various reptiles
Broaderneural structureA structure that is part of the nervous system
Spanishdiencéfalo, interbrain
Catalandiencèfal, interbrain

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