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rhombencephalon

 [rom″ben-sef´ah-lon]
1. the portion of the brain developed from the most caudal of the three primary brain vesicles of the early embryo, comprising the metencephalon and myelencephalon.
2. the most caudal of the three primary vesicles formed in embryonic development of the brain, which later divides into the metencephalon and the myelencephalon. Called also hindbrain.
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rhom·ben·ceph·a·lon

(rom'ben-sef'ă-lon), [TA]
That part of the developing brain that is the most caudal of the three primary vesicles of the embryonic neural tube; secondarily divided into metencephalon and myelencephalon; the rhombencephalon includes the pons, cerebellum, and medulla oblongata.
Synonym(s): hindbrain [TA], hindbrain vesicle
[rhombo- + G. enkephalos, brain]
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hindbrain

(hīnd′brān′)
n.
1. The portion of the embryonic brain from which the metencephalon and myelencephalon develop.
2. The lower or hind region of the adult brain comprising the pons and medulla oblongata.
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rhomb·en·ceph·a·lon

(rom'ben-sef'ă-lon) [TA]
That part of the developing brain that is the most caudal of the three primary vesicles of the embryonic neural tube; secondarily divided into metencephalon and myelencephalon; the rhombencephalon includes the pons, cerebellum, and medulla oblongata.
Synonym(s): hindbrain.
[rhombo- + G. enkephalos, brain]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hindbrain

The part of the embryonic brain from which the <SC>cerebellum<D> and the brainstem, with the nuclei of most of the cranial nerves, develop. Technically known as the rhombencephalon.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

hindbrain

the part of the brain forming the medulla and cerebellum, derived embryologically from the rear third of the brain. see FOREBRAIN, MIDBRAIN.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005