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metencephalon

[met-en-sef-uh-lon] /ˌmɛt ɛnˈsɛf əˌlɒn/
noun, plural metencephalons, metencephala
[met-en-sef-uh-luh] /ˌmɛt ɛnˈsɛf ə lə/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
the anterior section of the hindbrain, comprising the cerebellum and pons.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; met- + encephalon
Related forms
metencephalic
[met-en-suh-fal-ik] /ˌmɛt ɛn səˈfæl ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for metencephala

metencephalon

/ˌmɛtɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn/
noun (pl) -lons, -la (-lə)
1.
the part of the embryonic hindbrain that develops into the cerebellum and pons Varolii
Derived Forms
metencephalic (ˌmɛtɛnsɪˈfælɪk) adjective
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metencephala in Medicine

metencephalon met·en·ceph·a·lon (mět'ěn-sěf'ə-lŏn')
n.
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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