metencephalon

noun
met·​en·​ceph·​a·​lon | \ ˌmet-ˌen-ˈse-fə-ˌlän How to pronounce metencephalon (audio) , -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

Other Words from metencephalon

metencephalic \ ˌmet-​ˌen(t)-​sə-​ˈfa-​lik How to pronounce metencephalon (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of metencephalon

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metencephalon

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“Metencephalon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metencephalon. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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metencephalon

noun
met·​en·​ceph·​a·​lon | \ ˌmet-ˌen-ˈsef-ə-ˌlän, -lən How to pronounce metencephalon (audio) \

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

Other Words from metencephalon

metencephalic \ -​ˌen(t)-​sə-​ˈfal-​ik How to pronounce metencephalon (audio) \ adjective

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