Definition of rhombomere in English:

rhombomere

noun

Embryology
  • Each of a series of distinct segments (neuromeres), visible as bulges separated by grooves, into which the neural tube becomes divided in the region of the developing hindbrain in early vertebrate embryos.

Origin

Early 20th century. From rhombo- + -mere, after rhombencephalon.

Pronunciation

rhombomere

/ˈrɒmbə(ʊ)mɪə/