metencephalon


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metencephalon

[‚med·in′sef·ə‚län]
(embryology)
The cephalic portion of the rhombencephalon; gives rise to the cerebellum and pons.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The telencephalon expands until it covers the lateral aspect of the diencephalon, mesencephalon, and cephalic portion of the metencephalon. The previous results were in accordance with that of Champney in human and McGeady et al.
The cerebellum and pons arise from the metencephalon portion of the rhombencephalon.
It is attached to the metencephalon just rostral to the otic vesicle.