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rhombencephalon

[ rom-ben-sef-uh-lon, -luhn ]
/ 藢r蓲m b蓻n藞s蓻f 蓹藢l蓲n, -l蓹n /
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noun, plural rhom路ben路ceph路a路lons, rhom路ben路ceph路a路la [rom-ben-sef-uh-luh]. /藢r蓲m b蓻n藞s蓻f 蓹 l蓹/. Anatomy.
the hindbrain.
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Origin of rhombencephalon

From German, dating back to 1895鈥1900; see origin at rhomb, encephalon

Words nearby rhombencephalon

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British Dictionary definitions for rhombencephalon

rhombencephalon
/ (藢r蓲mb蓻n藞s蓻f蓹藢l蓲n) /

noun
the part of the brain that develops from the posterior portion of the embryonic neural tube and comprises the cerebellum, pons, and the medulla oblongataNontechnical name: hindbrain Compare mesencephalon, prosencephalon

Word Origin for rhombencephalon

C20: from rhombus + encephalon
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