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hind·brain

 (hīnd′brān′)
n.
1. The portion of the embryonic brain from which the metencephalon and myelencephalon develop.
2. The lower or hind region of the adult brain comprising the pons and medulla oblongata.

hindbrain

(ˈhaɪndˌbreɪn)
n
(Anatomy) the nontechnical name for rhombencephalon

hind•brain

(ˈhaɪndˌbreɪn)

n.
the most posterior of the three embryonic divisions of the vertebrate brain or the parts derived from this tissue, including the medulla oblongata, the pons of mammals, and the cerebellum; rhombencephalon.
[1885–90]

hind·brain

(hīnd′brān′)
The rearmost part of the brain in vertebrate animals. In humans, it consists of the pons and the medulla oblongata. Compare forebrain, midbrain.

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Brain structures below the midbrain. The hindbrain comprises the pons, medulla oblongata, and cerebellum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hindbrain - the posterior portion of the brain including cerebellum and brainstem
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
brain, encephalon - that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
metencephalon - the part of the hindbrain that develops into the pons and the cerebellum
cerebellum - a major division of the vertebrate brain; situated above the medulla oblongata and beneath the cerebrum in humans
myelencephalon - the posterior part of the hindbrain in developing vertebrates; forms the medulla oblongata in adults
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