metencephalon

noun

met·​en·​ceph·​a·​lon ˌmet-ˌen-ˈse-fə-ˌlän How to pronounce metencephalon (audio)
-lən
: the anterior segment of the developing vertebrate hindbrain or the corresponding part of the adult brain composed of the cerebellum and pons
metencephalic adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metencephalon was in 1867

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“Metencephalon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metencephalon. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

metencephalon

noun
met·​en·​ceph·​a·​lon ˌmet-ˌen-ˈsef-ə-ˌlän, -lən How to pronounce metencephalon (audio)
: the anterior segment of the developing vertebrate hindbrain or the corresponding part of the adult brain composed of the cerebellum and pons
metencephalic adjective
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