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myelencephalon definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the posterior part of the hindbrain in developing vertebrates; forms the medulla oblongata in adults

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1871 the posterior part of the developing vertebrate hindbrain or the corresponding part of the adult brain composed of the medulla oblongata myelencephalic adjective

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Myelencephalon My`e*len*ceph"a*lon, n. [NL., from Gr. ? marrow + E. encephalon.] (Anat.) (a) The brain and spinal cord; the cerebro-spinal axis; the neuron. Sometimes abbreviated to myelencephal. (b) The metencephalon. --Huxley.



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