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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The segment of the brain next behind the midbrain, including the cerebellum and pons; the hindbrain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The segment of the brain next behind the midbrain, including the cerebellum and pons; the hindbrain. Sometimes abbreviated to epen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy: That part of the brain which consists of the cerebellum and pons Varolii. Also called metencephalon (which see).
  • n. The foregoing together with the medulla oblongata.
  • n. Also epencephal.

Etymologies

New Latin, from Ancient Greek upon, near + brain. (Wiktionary)

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