Definition of rhombencephalon in English:

rhombencephalon

noun

Anatomy
  • another term for hindbrain
    • ‘The neural tube is broad and divides flaccidly into three parts: an anterior prosencephalon, a middle mesencephalon, and a posterior rhombencephalon.’
    • ‘Extensive studies by Pattyn and coworkers indicate an early expression pattern of PHOX2b in rhombencephalon, suggesting a link to early patterning events with later neurogenesis in the hindbrain.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from rhomb + encephalon.

Pronunciation:

rhombencephalon

/ˌrɒmbɛnˈsɛf(ə)lɒn//ˌrɒmbɛnˈkɛf(ə)lɒn/