hindbrain

hindbrain

[hahynd-breyn]
noun Anatomy.
the most posterior of the three primary divisions of the brain in the embryo of a vertebrate or the part of the adult brain derived from this tissue, including the cerebellum, pons, and medulla oblongata; rhombencephalon.

Origin:
1885–90; hind1 + brain

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hindbrain (ˈhaɪndˌbreɪn)
 
n
the nontechnical name for rhombencephalon

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hindbrain hind·brain (hīnd'brān')
n.
See rhombencephalon.

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hindbrain  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (hīnd'brān')  Pronunciation Key 
The rearmost part of the vertebrate brain. In humans, it consists of the pons and the medulla oblongata. Compare forebrain, midbrain.

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