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rhombencephalon


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A technical name for the hindbrain, especially in a developing embryo. Compare mesencephalon, prosencephalon. [From Greek rhombos a rhombus (alluding to the shape of the fourth ventricle that it contains) + enkephalos the brain, from en in + kephale the head]

Subjects: Psychology — Medicine and Health.


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