noun, plural metencephalons, metencephala [met-en-sef-uh-luh] . Anatomy.
the anterior section of the hindbrain, comprising the cerebellum and pons.

1870–75; met- + encephalon

metencephalic [met-en-suh-fal-ik] , adjective Unabridged
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metencephalon (ˌmɛtɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn)
n , pl -lons, -la
the part of the embryonic hindbrain that develops into the cerebellum and pons Varolii

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metencephalon met·en·ceph·a·lon (mět'ěn-sěf'ə-lŏn')
The anterior part of the embryonic hindbrain, which gives rise to the cerebellum and pons.

met'en·ce·phal'ic (-sə-fāl'ĭk) adj.
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