Definition of Myelencephalon in English :

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Myelencephalon meaning in English

Meaning of Myelencephalon in English

Pronunciation of Myelencephalon in English

Myelencephalon pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of myelencephalon


1. myelencephalon

the posterior part of the hindbrain in developing vertebrates; forms the medulla oblongata in adults

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see synonyms of myelencephalon
noun plural -lons or -la (-lə)
the part of the embryonic hindbrain that develops into the medulla oblongata
. Nontechnical name: afterbrain

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see synonyms of myelencephalon
nounWord forms: plural ˌmyelenˈcephala (ˌmaɪəlɛnˈsɛfələ ; mīˌəlensefˈələ)
the part of the hindbrain consisting of the medulla oblongata

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see synonyms of myelencephalon
1. The posterior portion of the embryonic hindbrain, from which the medulla oblongata develops.
2. The medulla oblongata of the adult brain.

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