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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

(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.
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The Dandy-Walker complex is the result of malformation of the metencephalon portion of the rhombencephalon leading to atresia of the cerebellar outlet foramina.
It is a structure of the metencephalon, and together with pons and the fourth ventricle, constructed a human rhombencephalon (Ellis, 2006; Fitzgerald et al., 2012).