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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The hindbrain.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The area of brain-substance which surrounds the fourth ventricle.

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  • noun anatomy The hindbrain.

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  • noun the posterior portion of the brain including cerebellum and brainstem


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From rhomb + encephalon.


  • The cephalic end of the neural groove exhibits several dilatations, which, when the tube is closed, assume the form of three vesicles; these constitute the three primary cerebral vesicles, and correspond respectively to the future fore-brain (prosencephalon), mid-brain (mesencephalon), and hind-brain (rhombencephalon) (Fig. 18).

    I. Embryology. 6. The Neural Groove and Tube

  • In its early embryonic condition it consists of three hollow vesicles, termed the hind-brain or rhombencephalon, the mid-brain or mesencephalon, and the fore-brain or prosencephalon; and the parts derived from each of these can be recognized in the adult (Fig. 677).

    IX. Neurology. 4. The Brain or Encephalon

  • The hind-brain or rhombencephalon occupies the posterior fossa of the cranial cavity and lies below a fold of dura mater, the tentorium cerebelli.

    IX. Neurology. 4a. The Hind-brain or Rhombencephalon


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