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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.
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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]
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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.
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metencephalon

The superiormost part of the hindbrain, which contains the cerebellum and pons.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

metencephalon

The part of the hindbrain of the embryo from which the CEREBELLUM and the PONS develop.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

metencephalon

the hindbrain.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005