adjective see metencephalon

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  • metencephalic — See metencephalon. * * * …   Universalium

  • metencephalic — Relating to the metencephalon. * * * met·en·ce·phal·ic (met″ən sə falґik) pertaining to the metencephalon …   Medical dictionary

  • metencephalic — adj. pertaining to the rear part of the brain (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • metencephalic — met·encephalic …   English syllables

  • metencephalic — |med.+ adjective Etymology: New Latin metencephalon + English ic : of or relating to the metencephalon …   Useful english dictionary

  • metencephalon — metencephalic /met en seuh fal ik/, adj. /met en sef euh lon /, n., pl. metencephalons, metencephala / leuh/. Anat. the anterior section of the hindbrain, comprising the cerebellum and pons. [1870 75; MET + ENCEPHALON] * * * …   Universalium

  • metencephalon — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1867 the anterior segment of the developing vertebrate hindbrain or the corresponding part of the adult brain composed of the cerebellum and pons • metencephalic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • metencephalon — /mɛtɛnˈsɛfəlɒn/ (say meten sefuhlon) noun (plural metencephala /mɛtɛnˈsɛfələ/ (say meten sefuhluh)) the segment of the brain including the cerebellum and pons and the upper portion of the medulla oblongata; the hindbrain. {New Latin. See met(a) …   Australian English dictionary

  • metencephalon — [met΄en sef′ə län΄] n. pl. metencephala [met΄en sef′ələ] [ModL: see META & ENCEPHALON] 1. that part of the brain of an embryo from which the pons and cerebellum are derived 2. the part of the hindbrain consisting of the cerebellum and pons… …   English World dictionary

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