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metencephalon

[ met-en-sef-uh-lon ]
/ ˌmɛt ɛnˈsɛf əˌlɒn /
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noun, plural met·en·ceph·a·lons, met·en·ceph·a·la [met-en-sef-uh-luh]. /ˌmɛt ɛnˈsɛf ə lə/. Anatomy.

the anterior section of the hindbrain, comprising the cerebellum and pons.

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Origin of metencephalon

First recorded in 1870–75; met- + encephalon
met·en·ce·phal·ic [met-en-suh-fal-ik], /ˌmɛt ɛn səˈfæl ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for metencephalon

metencephalon
/ (ˌmɛtɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn) /

noun plural -lons or -la (-lə)

the part of the embryonic hindbrain that develops into the cerebellum and pons Varolii
metencephalic (ˌmɛtɛnsɪˈfælɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for metencephalon

metencephalon
[ mĕt′ĕn-sĕfə-lŏn′ ]

n.

The anterior part of the embryonic hindbrain, which gives rise to the cerebellum and pons.
met′en•ce•phalic (-sə-fălĭk) adj.
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