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epencephalon

[ ep-uhn-sef-uh-lon, -luhn ]
/ ˌɛp ənˈsɛf əˌlɒn, -lən /
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noun, plural ep·en·ceph·a·lons, ep·en·ceph·a·la [ep-uhn-sef-uh-luh]. /ˌɛp ənˈsɛf ə lə/. Anatomy.

the hindbrain.

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Origin of epencephalon

First recorded in 1850–55; ep- + encephalon
ep·en·ce·phal·ic [ep-uhn-suh-fal-ik], /ˌɛp ən səˈfæl ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for epencephalon

epencephalon
/ (ˌɛpɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn) /

noun plural -la (-lə) anatomy

the cerebellum and pons Varolii
the part of the embryonic brain that develops into this; metencephalon
epencephalic (ˌɛpɛnsɛˈfælɪk), adjective
C19: New Latin; see epi-, encephalon
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