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

Definition of rhombencephalon in English:


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.


Late 19th century: from rhomb + encephalon.

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