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Medical Term:

mesencephalic tegmentum


Definition: that major part of the substance of the mesencephalon or midbrain that extends from the substantia nigra to the level of the cerebral aqueduct.

Synonym(s): tegmentum mesencephaliTA, tegmentum of midbrainTA, midbrain tegmentum, tegmentum2

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