myelencephalon

[ mahy-uh-len-sef-uh-lon ]
/ ˌmaɪ ə lɛnˈsɛf əˌlɒn /

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.

the posterior section of the hindbrain comprising the medulla oblongata.

Origin of myelencephalon

First recorded in 1835–45; myel- + encephalon

Related forms

my·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

/ (ˌmaɪɪlɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn) /

noun plural -lons or -la (-lə)

the part of the embryonic hindbrain that develops into the medulla oblongataNontechnical name: afterbrain

Derived Forms

myelencephalic (ˌmaɪɪlɛnsəˈfælɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for myelencephalon

myelencephalon

[ mī′ə-lĕn-sĕfə-lŏn′ ]

n.

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

Related forms

my′e•len•ce•phalic (-sə-fălĭk) adj.
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