Definition of rhombencephalon in English:

rhombencephalon

Line breaks: rhomb|en¦ceph|alon
Pronunciation: /ˌrɒmbɛnˈsɛf(ə)lɒn
 
, -ˈkɛf-/

noun

Anatomy
another term for hindbrain.
More example sentences
  • The neural tube is broad and divides flaccidly into three parts: an anterior prosencephalon, a middle mesencephalon, and a posterior rhombencephalon.
  • Extensive studies by Pattyn and coworkers indicate an early expression pattern of PHOX2b in rhombencephalon, suggesting a link to early patterning events with later neurogenesis in the hindbrain.

Origin

late 19th century: from rhomb + encephalon.

Definition of rhombencephalon in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day envenom
Pronunciation: ɪnˈvɛnəm
verb
put poison on or into; make poisonous