myelencephalon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n myelencephalon the posterior part of the hindbrain in developing vertebrates; forms the medulla oblongata in adults
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Myelencephalon (Anat) The brain and spinal cord; the cerebro-spinal axis. Sometimes abbreviated to myelencephal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n myelencephalon The cerebrospinal axis; the brain and spinal cord taken together and considered as a whole.
    • n myelencephalon The hindmost segment of the encephalon; the afterbrain or metencephalon, more commonly called the medulla oblongata. See cuts under encephalon and brain. Huxley.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., from Gr. myelo`s marrow + E. encephalon,