Epencephalon
Epencephalon Ep`en*ceph"a*lon, n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'epi` upon, near + ? brain.] (Anat.) The segment of the brain next behind the midbrain, including the cerebellum and pons; the hindbrain. Sometimes abbreviated to epen. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Epencephalon — vgl. Rhombencephalon …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • epencephalon — [ep΄ən sef′ə län΄, ep΄ən sef′ələn] n. [ModL < EP + ENCEPHALON] 1. METENCEPHALON 2. Rare the cerebellum …   English World dictionary

  • epencephalon — epencephalic /ep euhn seuh fal ik/, adj. /ep euhn sef euh lon , leuhn/, n., pl. epencephalons, epencephala / leuh/. Anat. the hindbrain. [1850 55; EP + ENCEPHALON] * * * …   Universalium

  • epencephalon — n. back section of the brain, hindbrain (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • epencephalon — ep·encephalon …   English syllables

  • epencephalon — /ɛpɛnˈsɛfəlɒn/ (say epen sefuhlon), / ˈkɛf / (say kef ) noun (plural epencephala /ɛpɛnˈsɛfələ/ (say epen sefuhluh), / ˈkɛf / (say kef )) Anatomy the hindbrain. {ep + encephalon} –epencephalic /ˌɛpɛnsəˈfælɪk/ ( …   Australian English dictionary

  • epencephalon — |ep+ noun (plural epencephala) Etymology: New Latin, from epi + encephalon 1. : metencephalon 2. : rhombencephalon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hindbrain — Hind brain , n. [Hind, adj. + brain.] (Anat.) The posterior of the three principal divisions of the brain, including the epencephalon and metencephalon. Sometimes restricted to the epencephalon only. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Epen — Ep en, n. (Anat.) See {Epencephalon}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Epencephalic — Ep en*ce*phal ic, a. (Anat.) (a) Pertaining to the epencephalon. (b) Situated on or over the brain. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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