• Definition for "metencephalon"
    • The anterior area of the embryonic hindbrain, which…
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metencephalon definition

  • noun:
    • The anterior area of the embryonic hindbrain, which gives increase on cerebellum and pons.
    • The cerebellum and pons associated with person mind.
    • the part of the embryonic rhombencephalon that the pons and cerebellum arise.
    • The posterior part of the mind, including the medulla; the afterbrain. Often abbreviated to meten.
    • The afterbrain; the medulla oblongata so far as the pons Varolii: similar to myelencephalon of Huxleyand other people, and macromyelon of Owen.
    • The cerebellar section of the brain, the principle components of which are the cerebellum and pons Varolii. Huxley. See slices under brain and encephalon.
    • the the main hindbrain that develops into the pons in addition to cerebellum
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