my|e|len|ceph|a|lon


my|e|len|ceph|a|lon
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 mós marrow + English encephalon]

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  • arch|en|ceph|a|lon — «AHRK ehn SEHF uh lon», noun. the older or primitive parts of the brain: »The activities of the archencephalon dominate the actions of animals, but the cerebrum in man [now] controls the archencephalon (Foster Kennedy) …   Useful english dictionary

  • di|en|ceph|a|lon — «DY ehn SEHF uh lon», noun. Anatomy. the posterior part of the forebrain, connecting the cerebrum to the midbrain and including the optic vesicles and pineal body; interbrain. ╂[< New Latin diencephalon < Greek diá through + enképhalon… …   Useful english dictionary

  • en|ceph|a|lon — «ehn SEHF uh lon», noun, plural la « luh». the brain of a vertebrate. ╂[< New Latin encephalon < Greek enképhalos < en (with)in kephal head] …   Useful english dictionary

  • ep|en|ceph|a|lon — «EHP ehn SEHF uh lon», noun, plural la « luh». = hindbrain. (Cf. ↑hindbrain) ╂[< ep upon + encephalon] …   Useful english dictionary

  • mes|en|ceph|a|lon — «MEHS ehn SEHF uh lon», noun. the middle section of the brain, lying between the cerebellum and pons, and the forebrain; midbrain. ╂[< Greek mésos middle + enképhalon encephalon] …   Useful english dictionary

  • met|en|ceph|a|lon — «MEHT ehn SEHF uh lon», noun, plural la « luh». a section of the brain of the vertebrate embryo, the anterior part of the rhombencephalon or hindbrain, which comprises the cerebellum and pons. ╂[< met + encephalon] …   Useful english dictionary

  • pros|en|ceph|a|lon — «PROS ehn SEHF uh lon», noun, plural la « luh». the anterior segment of the brain, consisting of the cerebral hemispheres, or their equivalent, and certain adjacent parts; forebrain; diencephalon and telencephalon. ╂[< French prosencéphalon… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rhi|nen|ceph|a|lon — «RY nehn SEHF uh lon», noun, plural la « luh». the part of the brain most closely connected with the olfactory nerves: »All the brain damage occurred in a region of the cerebrum known as the rhinencephalon (Science News Letter). ╂[< New Latin… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rhom|ben|ceph|a|lon — «ROM behn SEHF uh lon», noun. = hindbrain. (Cf. ↑hindbrain) ╂[< New Latin rhombencephalon < Greek rhómbos (see etym. under rhombus (Cf. ↑rhombus)) + en in + kephal head] …   Useful english dictionary