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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hindbrain mean? 

  The noun HINDBRAIN has 1 sense:

1. the posterior portion of the brain including cerebellum and brainstem

  Familiarity information: HINDBRAIN used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1hindbrain [BACK TO TOP]


The posterior portion of the brain including cerebellum and brainstem

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Nouns denoting body parts


hindbrain; rhombencephalon

Hypernyms ("hindbrain" is a kind of...):

neural structure (a structure that is part of the nervous system)

Meronyms (parts of "hindbrain"):

cerebellum (a major division of the vertebrate brain; situated above the medulla oblongata and beneath the cerebrum in humans)

myelencephalon (the posterior part of the hindbrain in developing vertebrates; forms the medulla oblongata in adults)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hindbrain"):

metencephalon (the part of the hindbrain that develops into the pons and the cerebellum)

Holonyms ("hindbrain" is a part of...):

brain; encephalon (that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord)

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