rhombencephalon


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rhombencephalon

[¦räm‚ben′sef·ə‚län]
(embryology)
The most caudal of the primary brain vesicles in the vertebrate embryo. Also known as hindbrain.
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By stage 21 the MLF had formed a tight bundle that projected along the floor plate into the rhombencephalon (Figure 1(g) and data not shown).
In vertebrates, the cranial nerves display a branchiomeric pattern that depends in part on the segmental nature of the rhombencephalon and neural crest cells that derive from this region of the brain (Hunt et al.
The secondary vesicles arise from the primary vesicles: the prosencephalon divides into the telencephalon anteriorly and the diencephalon posteriorly; the rhombencephalon divides into the anterior metencephalon and the posterior myelencephalon.