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metencephalon

[ met-en-sef-uh-lon ]
/ 藢m蓻t 蓻n藞s蓻f 蓹藢l蓲n /
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noun, plural met路en路ceph路a路lons, met路en路ceph路a路la [met-en-sef-uh-luh]. /藢m蓻t 蓻n藞s蓻f 蓹 l蓹/. Anatomy.
the anterior section of the hindbrain, comprising the cerebellum and pons.
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Origin of metencephalon

First recorded in 1870鈥75; met- + encephalon

OTHER WORDS FROM metencephalon

met路en路ce路phal路ic [met-en-suh-fal-ik], /藢m蓻t 蓻n s蓹藞f忙l 瑟k/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for metencephalon

metencephalon
/ (藢m蓻t蓻n藞s蓻f蓹藢l蓲n) /

noun plural -lons or -la (-l蓹)
the part of the embryonic hindbrain that develops into the cerebellum and pons Varolii

Derived forms of metencephalon

metencephalic (藢m蓻t蓻ns瑟藞f忙l瑟k), adjective
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Medical definitions for metencephalon

metencephalon
[ m臅t鈥材昻-s臅f蓹-l艔n鈥 ]

n.
The anterior part of the embryonic hindbrain, which gives rise to the cerebellum and pons.

Other words from metencephalon

met鈥瞖n鈥e鈥halic (-s蓹-f膬l沫k) adj.
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