myelencephalon


my·e·len·ceph·a·lon

noun \ˌmī-ə-len-ˈse-fə-ˌlän, -lən\

Definition of MYELENCEPHALON

:  the posterior part of the developing vertebrate hindbrain or the corresponding part of the adult brain composed of the medulla oblongata
my·e·len·ce·phal·ic \-ˌlen(t)-sə-ˈfa-lik\ adjective

Origin of MYELENCEPHALON

New Latin
First Known Use: 1871

my·el·en·ceph·a·lon

noun \ˌmī-ə-len-ˈsef-ə-ˌlän, -lən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MYELENCEPHALON

: the posterior part of the developing vertebrate hindbrain or the corresponding part of the adult brain composed of the medulla oblongata
my·el·en·ce·phal·ic \-ˌlen(t)-sə-ˈfal-ik\ adjective

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