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Meaning of hindbrain

hind•brain

Pronunciation: (hīnd'brān"), [key]
— n. Anat.
  1. the most posterior of the three primary divisions of the brain in the embryo of a vertebrate or the part of the adult brain derived from this tissue, including the cerebellum, pons, and medulla oblongata; rhombencephalon.
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