segmental apparatus


: the brainstem in which the primitive chordate metameric pattern is still perceptible (as by the emergence of cranial nerves) compare archipallium , suprasegmental

Word History


so called from the segmental arrangement of the cranial nerves

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“Segmental apparatus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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