from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The portion of the embryonic brain from which the metencephalon and myelencephalon develop.
  • n. The lower or hind region of the adult brain comprising the pons and medulla oblongata.

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  • n. The posterior part of the brain, comprising the cerebellum, pons and medulla

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The posterior of the three principal divisions of the brain, including the epencephalon and metencephalon. Sometimes restricted to the epencephalon only.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The metencephalon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the posterior portion of the brain including cerebellum and brainstem


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