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.

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