name: midbrain development
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def: "The process whose specific outcome is the progression of the midbrain over time, from its formation to the mature structure. The midbrain is the middle division of the three primary divisions of the developing chordate brain or the corresponding part of the adult brain (in vertebrates, includes a ventral part containing the cerebral peduncles and a dorsal tectum containing the corpora quadrigemina and that surrounds the aqueduct of Sylvius connecting the third and fourth ventricles)." 
synonym: "mesencephalon development" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0048856 ! anatomical structure development
relationship: part_of: GO:0007420 ! brain development
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