[rom-ben-sef-uh-lon, -luhn]
noun, plural rhombencephalons, rhombencephala [rom-ben-sef-uh-luh] . Anatomy.
the hindbrain.

1895–1900; < German; see rhomb, encephalon

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rhombencephalon (ˌrɒmbɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn)
mesencephalon Compare prosencephalon Nontechnical name: hindbrain 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
[C20: from rhombus + encephalon]

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rhombencephalon rhom·ben·ceph·a·lon (rŏm'běn-sěf'ə-lŏn', -lən)
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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