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.

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