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Medical Term:

rhombencephalic tegmentum


Definition: the portion of the pons continuous with the mesencephalic tegmentum; it consists of reticular formation, tracts, and cranial nerve nuclei, and forms the posterior (dorsal) part of the pons (pars dorsalis pontis).

Synonym(s): tegmentum of rhombencephalon, tegmentum rhombencephali

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