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epencephalon

[ ep-uhn-sef-uh-lon, -luhn ]
/ 藢蓻p 蓹n藞s蓻f 蓹藢l蓲n, -l蓹n /
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noun, plural ep路en路ceph路a路lons, ep路en路ceph路a路la [ep-uhn-sef-uh-luh]. /藢蓻p 蓹n藞s蓻f 蓹 l蓹/. Anatomy.
the hindbrain.
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Origin of epencephalon

First recorded in 1850鈥55; ep- + encephalon

OTHER WORDS FROM epencephalon

ep路en路ce路phal路ic [ep-uhn-suh-fal-ik], /藢蓻p 蓹n s蓹藞f忙l 瑟k/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for epencephalon

epencephalon
/ (藢蓻p蓻n藞s蓻f蓹藢l蓲n) /

noun plural -la (-l蓹) anatomy
the cerebellum and pons Varolii
the part of the embryonic brain that develops into this; metencephalon

Derived forms of epencephalon

epencephalic (藢蓻p蓻ns蓻藞f忙l瑟k), adjective

Word Origin for epencephalon

C19: New Latin; see epi-, encephalon
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