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rhombencephalon

[rom-ben-sef-uh-lon, -luh n] /ˌrɒm bɛnˈsɛf əˌlɒn, -lən/
noun, plural rhombencephalons, rhombencephala
[rom-ben-sef-uh-luh] /ˌrɒm bɛnˈsɛf ə lə/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
the hindbrain.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < German; see rhomb, encephalon
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British Dictionary definitions for rhombencephala

rhombencephalon

/ˌrɒmbɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn/
noun
1.
the part of the brain that develops from the posterior portion of the embryonic neural tube and comprises the cerebellum, pons, and the medulla oblongata Nontechnical name hindbrain Compare mesencephalon, prosencephalon
Word Origin
C20: from rhombus + encephalon
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rhombencephala in Medicine

rhombencephalon rhom·ben·ceph·a·lon (rŏm'běn-sěf'ə-lŏn', -lən)
n.
The portion of the embryonic brain from which the metencephalon and myelencephalon develop, including the pons, cerebellum, and the medulla oblongata. Also called hindbrain.

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