metencephalon


met·en·ceph·a·lon

noun \ˌmet-ˌen-ˈse-fə-ˌlän, -lən\

Definition of METENCEPHALON

:  the anterior segment of the developing vertebrate hindbrain or the corresponding part of the adult brain composed of the cerebellum and pons
met·en·ce·phal·ic \-ˌen(t)-sə-ˈfa-lik\ adjective

Origin of METENCEPHALON

New Latin
First Known Use: 1867

met·en·ceph·a·lon

noun \ˌmet-ˌen-ˈsef-ə-ˌlän, -lən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of METENCEPHALON

: the anterior segment of the developing vertebrate hindbrain or the corresponding part of the adult brain composed of the cerebellum and pons
met·en·ce·phal·ic \-ˌen(t)-sə-ˈfal-ik\ adjective

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