- the posterior section of the hindbrain comprising the medulla oblongata.
Origin of myelencephalon
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- the part of the embryonic hindbrain that develops into the medulla oblongataNontechnical name: afterbrain
- The posterior portion of the embryonic hindbrain, from which the medulla oblongata develops.
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