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myelencephalon

[ mahy-uh-len-sef-uh-lon ]
/ 藢ma瑟 蓹 l蓻n藞s蓻f 蓹藢l蓲n /
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noun, plural my路el路en路ceph路a路lons, my路el路en路ceph路a路la [mahy-uh-len-sef-uh-luh]. /藢ma瑟 蓹 l蓻n藞s蓻f 蓹 l蓹/. Anatomy.
the posterior section of the hindbrain comprising the medulla oblongata.
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Origin of myelencephalon

First recorded in 1835鈥45; myel- + encephalon

OTHER WORDS FROM myelencephalon

my路el路en路ce路phal路ic [mahy-uh-len-suh-fal-ik], /藢ma瑟 蓹藢l蓻n s蓹藞f忙l 瑟k/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for myelencephalon

myelencephalon
/ (藢ma瑟瑟l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 medulla oblongataNontechnical name: afterbrain

Derived forms of myelencephalon

myelencephalic (藢ma瑟瑟l蓻ns蓹藞f忙l瑟k), adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for myelencephalon

myelencephalon
[ m墨鈥采-l臅n-s臅f蓹-l艔n鈥 ]

n.
The posterior portion of the embryonic hindbrain, from which the medulla oblongata develops.

Other words from myelencephalon

my鈥瞖鈥en鈥e鈥halic (-s蓹-f膬l沫k) adj.
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