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myelencephalon

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noun my·e·len·ceph·a·lon \ˌmī-ə-len-ˈse-fə-ˌlän, -lən\

Definition of myelencephalon

  1. :  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 play \-ˌlen(t)-sə-ˈfa-lik\ adjective


Origin of myelencephalon

New Latin


First Known Use: 1871


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myelencephalon

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noun my·el·en·ceph·a·lon \ˌmī-ə-len-ˈsef-ə-ˌlän, -lən\

Medical Definition of myelencephalon

  1. :  the posterior part of the developing vertebrate hindbrain or the corresponding part of the adult brain composed of the medulla oblongata

  2. my·el·en·ce·phal·ic \-ˌlen(t)-sə-ˈfal-ik\play adjective




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