metencephalon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n metencephalon the part of the hindbrain that develops into the pons and the cerebellum
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Metencephalon (Anat) The posterior part of the brain, including the medulla; the afterbrain. Sometimes abbreviated to meten.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n metencephalon The afterbrain; the medulla oblongata as far as the pons Varolii: synonymous with myelencephalon of Huxleyand others, and macromyelon of Owen.
    • n metencephalon The cerebellar segment of the brain, the chief parts of which are the cerebellum and pons Varolii. Huxley. See cuts under brain and encephalon.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Met-, + encephalon,

Usage

In literature:

The cerebellum (metencephalon) consists of a central mass, the vermis (v.cbm.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
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