segmental apparatus


Definition of segmental apparatus

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

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History and Etymology for segmental apparatus

so called from the segmental arrangement of the cranial nerves

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“Segmental apparatus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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