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hindbrain Line breaks: hind|brain
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪn(d)breɪn/

Definition of hindbrain in English:


The lower part of the brainstem, comprising the cerebellum, pons, and medulla oblongata. Also called rhombencephalon.
Example sentences
  • I found a spinal cord, a hindbrain, a midbrain, a forebrain, all organized in similar ways to my own nervous system.
  • The cranial neural crest that migrates out from the rhombomeres of the dorsal region of the hindbrain also has a segmental arrangement.
  • The ability to maintain gaze can be profoundly disturbed by damage to the brain stem or hindbrain.
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