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epencephalon

[ep-uh n-sef-uh-lon, -luh n] /ˌɛp ənˈsɛf əˌlɒn, -lən/
noun, plural epencephalons, epencephala
[ep-uh n-sef-uh-luh] /ˌɛp ənˈsɛf ə lə/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
the hindbrain.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; ep- + encephalon
Related forms
epencephalic
[ep-uh n-suh-fal-ik] /ˌɛp ən səˈfæl ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for epencephalic

epencephalon

/ˌɛpɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn/
noun (anatomy) (pl) -la (-lə)
1.
the cerebellum and pons Varolii
2.
the part of the embryonic brain that develops into this; metencephalon
Derived Forms
epencephalic (ˌɛpɛnsɛˈfælɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: New Latin; see epi-, encephalon
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