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Related to interbrain: diencephalon
1. the posterior part of the prosencephalon, consisting of the hypothalamus, thalamus, metathalamus, and epithalamus; the subthalamus is often considered to be a distinct division. See also brainstem.
2. the posterior of the two brain vesicles formed by specialization of the prosencephalon in the developing embryo. See illustration.
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