metencephalon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek μετά (metá, after, beyond, over) + ἐγκέφαλος (enképhalos, brain)

Noun[edit]

metencephalon (plural metencephalons or metencephala)

  1. (anatomy) The portion of the embryonic rhombencephalon from which the pons and cerebellum arise.

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