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Medical Term:

pontine flexure

 

Definition: the dorsally concave curvature of the rhombencephalon in the embryo; appearance indicates division of rhombencephalon into myelencephalon and metencephalon.

Synonym(s): basicranial flexure, transverse rhombencephalic flexure

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