- that part of the brain of an embryo from which the pons and cerebellum are derived
- the part of the hindbrain consisting of the cerebellum and pons
Origin of metencephalonModL: see meta- and amp; encephalon
- The anterior part of the embryonic hindbrain, which gives rise to the cerebellum and pons.
- The cerebellum and pons of the adult brain.
Ancient Greek meta, after, beyond, over + enkephalos, brain.