hindbrain
noun Date: 1888 1. the posterior of the three primary divisions of the developing vertebrate brain or the corresponding part of the adult brain that includes the cerebellum, the medulla oblongata, and in mammals the pons and that controls autonomic functions and equilibrium — called also rhombencephalon — compare metencephalon, myelencephalon 2. the posterior segment of the brain of an invertebrate

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  • 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

  • hindbrain — [hīnd′brān΄] n. 1. the hindmost part of the three primary divisions of the brain of a vertebrate embryo 2. the part of the fully developed brain evolved from this, consisting of the entire rhombencephalon, or either of its subdivisions, the… …   English World dictionary

  • hindbrain — posterior region of the larval brain that includes the medulla, forming the rhombencephalon and all or most of the metencephalon …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • hindbrain — /huynd brayn /, n. Anat. the most posterior of the three primary divisions of the brain in the embryo of a vertebrate or the part of the adult brain derived from this tissue, including the cerebellum, pons, and medulla oblongata; rhombencephalon …   Universalium

  • hindbrain — noun The posterior part of the brain, comprising the cerebellum, pons and medulla Syn: rhombencephalon …   Wiktionary

  • hindbrain — SYN: rhombencephalon. * * * hind·brain hīn(d) .brān n the posterior division of the three primary divisions of the developing vertebrate brain or the corresponding part of the adult brain that includes the cerebellum, pons, and medulla oblongata… …   Medical dictionary

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

  • hindbrain — noun the lower part of the brainstem, comprising the cerebellum, pons, and medulla oblongata …   English new terms dictionary

  • hindbrain — rhombencephalon; n. the part of the brain comprising the cerebellum, pons, and medulla oblongata. The pons and medulla contain the nuclei of many of the cranial nerves, which issue from their surfaces, and the reticular formation. The fluid… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hindbrain — hind•brain [[t]ˈhaɪndˌbreɪn[/t]] n. anat. the most posterior of the three embryonic divisions of the vertebrate brain or the parts derived from this tissue, including the medulla oblongata, the pons of mammals, and the cerebellum; rhombencephalon …   From formal English to slang

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