metencephalon

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noun met·en·ceph·a·lon \ˌmet-ˌen-ˈse-fə-ˌlän, -lən\

Definition of metencephalon

  1. :  the anterior segment of the developing vertebrate hindbrain or the corresponding part of the adult brain composed of the cerebellum and pons

metencephalic

play \-ˌen(t)-sə-ˈfa-lik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of metencephalon

New Latin


First Known Use: 1867


Medical Dictionary

metencephalon

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noun met·en·ceph·a·lon \ˌmet-ˌen-ˈsef-ə-ˌlän, -lən\

Medical Definition of metencephalon

  1. :  the anterior segment of the developing vertebrate hindbrain or the corresponding part of the adult brain composed of the cerebellum and pons

metencephalic

\-ˌen(t)-sə-ˈfal-ik\play adjective

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