Acronym: Met
The term metencephalon refers to the combination of the pons and cerebellum as defined by dissection and development from the embryonic Mesencephalon ( Carpenter-1983; Schiebler-1999 ). Before the twentieth century the combination was called 'hindbrain' and 'metencephalon' was considered a synonym of pons ( Swanson-2015 ).

Also known as: No other name for this structure has appeared in PubMed.NeuroNames ID : 543

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