metencephalon

noun met·en·ceph·a·lon \ 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

metencephalic

play \-ˌen(t)-sə-ˈfa-lik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of metencephalon

New Latin


Medical Dictionary

metencephalon

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

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

metencephalic

play \-ˌen(t)-sə-ˈfal-ik\ adjective

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up metencephalon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

custom-made

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's That From? A Word Origin Quiz

  • turris-babel-by-athanasius-kircher
  • What language gave the word robot to English?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!