hindbrain

[ hahynd-breyn ]
/ ˈhaɪndˌbreɪn /

noun Anatomy.

the most posterior of the three primary divisions of the brain in the embryo of a vertebrate or the part of the adult brain derived from this tissue, including the cerebellum, pons, and medulla oblongata; rhombencephalon.

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Origin of hindbrain

First recorded in 1885–90; hind1 + brain
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British Dictionary definitions for hindbrain

hindbrain
/ (ˈhaɪndˌbreɪn) /

noun

the nontechnical name for rhombencephalon
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Medical definitions for hindbrain

hindbrain
[ hīndbrān′ ]

n.

rhombencephalon
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Scientific definitions for hindbrain

hindbrain
[ hīndbrān′ ]

The rearmost part of the vertebrate brain. In humans, it consists of the pons and the medulla oblongata. Compare forebrain midbrain.
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