Definition of rhombencephalon in English:

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rhombencephalon

Pronunciation: /ˌrämˌbenˈsefəˌlän/ /-lən/

noun

Anatomy
Another term for hindbrain.
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.

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Syllabification: rhom·ben·ceph·a·lon

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