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metencephalon

 [met″en-sef´ah-lon] (Gr.)
1. the anterior part of the rhombencephalon, comprising the pons and cerebellum.
2. the anterior of two brain vesicles formed by specialization of the rhombencephalon in the developing embryo.

met·en·ceph·a·lon

(met'en-sef'ă-lon), [TA]
The anterior of the two major subdivisions of the rhombencephalon (the posterior being the myelencephalon or medulla oblongata), composed of the pons and the cerebellum.
[meta- + G. enkephalos, brain]

metencephalon

/met·en·ceph·a·lon/ (met″en-sef´ah-lon) [Gr.]
1. the anterior part of the rhombencephalon, comprising the cerebellum and pons.
2. the anterior of two brain vesicles formed by specialization of the rhombencephalon in the developing embryo.

metencephalon

(mĕt′ĕn-sĕf′ə-lŏn′)
n. pl. metencepha·la (-lə)
1. The anterior part of the embryonic hindbrain, which gives rise to the cerebellum and pons.
2. The cerebellum and pons of the adult brain.

met′en·ce·phal′ic (-sə-făl′ĭk) adj.

metencephalon

The superiormost part of the hindbrain, which contains the cerebellum and pons.

met·en·ceph·a·lon

(met'en-sef'ă-lon) [TA]
The anterior of the two major subdivisions of the rhombencephalon (the posterior being the myelencephalon or medulla oblongata), composed of the pons and the cerebellum.
[meta- + G. enkephalos, brain]

metencephalon

The part of the hindbrain of the embryo from which the CEREBELLUM and the PONS develop.

metencephalon

the hindbrain.

metencephalon

anterior of two principal rhombencephalon (hindbrain) subdivisions, made up of pons and cerebellum (posterior division forms medulla oblongata or myelencephalon)

metencephalon

pl. metencephala [Gr.]
1. the part of the central nervous system comprising the pons and cerebellum.
2. the anterior of two brain vesicles formed by specialization of the rhombencephalon in the developing embryo.