brain stem

noun
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

Definition of brain stem

: the part of the brain composed of the midbrain, pons, and medulla oblongata and connecting the spinal cord with the forebrain and cerebrum

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1874

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brain stem

noun \ -ˌstem \

medical Definition of brain stem

: the part of the brain composed of the midbrain, pons, and medulla oblongata and connecting the spinal cord with the forebrain and cerebrum

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