afterbrain

/af"teuhr brayn', ahf"-/, n.
the metencephalon.
[1605-15; AFTER + BRAIN]

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  • afterbrain — n. back section of the brain (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • afterbrain — /ˈaftəbreɪn/ (say ahftuhbrayn) noun → myelencephalon …   Australian English dictionary

  • afterbrain — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: after (IV) + brain : the posterior subdivision of the hindbrain : myelencephalon * * * /af teuhr brayn , ahf /, n. the metencephalon. [1605 15; AFTER + BRAIN] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Metencephalon — Met en*ceph a*lon, n. [Met + encephalon.] (Anat.) The posterior part of the brain, including the medulla; the afterbrain. Sometimes abbreviated to meten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • myelencephalon — /maɪəlɛnˈsɛfəlɒn/ (say muyuhlen sefuhlon) noun the posterior segment of the brain, practically co extensive with the medulla oblongata; the afterbrain. {myel + encephalon} …   Australian English dictionary

  • my|e|len|ceph|a|lon — «MY uh lehn SEHF uh lon», noun. 1. the posterior section of the hindbrain, which comprises the medulla oblongata; afterbrain. 2. the brain and spinal cord taken together and considered as a whole. ╂[< Greek m ós marrow + English encephalon] …   Useful english dictionary

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