rhombencephalic isthmus

[ rŏm′bĕn-sə-fălĭk ]

n.

A narrow portion in the embryonic neural tube delineating the mesencephalon from the rhombencephalon.
The anterior portion of the rhombencephalon that connects with the mesencephalon.

Nearby words

  1. rhodora,
  2. rhodos,
  3. rhoecus,
  4. rhoicissus,
  5. rhomb,
  6. rhombencephalon,
  7. rhombic,
  8. rhombic aerial,
  9. rhombo-,
  10. rhombocele


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