myelencephalon

[mahy-uh-len-sef-uh-lon]
noun, plural my·el·en·ceph·a·lons, my·el·en·ceph·a·la [mahy-uh-len-sef-uh-luh] /ˌmaɪ ə lɛnˈsɛf ə lə/. Anatomy.
  1. the posterior section of the hindbrain comprising the medulla oblongata.

Origin of myelencephalon

First recorded in 1835–45; myel- + encephalon
Related formsmy·el·en·ce·phal·ic [mahy-uh-len-suh-fal-ik] /ˌmaɪ əˌlɛn səˈfæl ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for myelencephalon

myelencephalon

noun plural -lons or -la (-lə)
  1. the part of the embryonic hindbrain that develops into the medulla oblongataNontechnical name: afterbrain
Derived Formsmyelencephalic (ˌmaɪɪlɛnsəˈfælɪk), adjective
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myelencephalon in Medicine

myelencephalon

[mī′ə-lĕn-sĕfə-lŏn′]
n.
  1. The posterior portion of the embryonic hindbrain, from which the medulla oblongata develops.
Related formsmy′e•len•ce•phalic (-sə-fălĭk) adj.
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