A segment of the developing hindbrain[ZFA]. In the vertebrate embryo, a rhombomere is a transiently divided segment of the developing neural tube, within the hindbrain region (a neuromere) in the area that will eventually become the rhombencephalon. The rhombomeres appear as a series of slightly constricted swellings in the neural tube, caudal to the cephalic flexure.[WP]. [ http://zfin.org/curator http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhombomere ]

Synonyms: rhombomere hindbrain neuromere hindbrain neuromeres

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

plural term
rhombomeres [ VHOG:0000672 ]

plural term
hindbrain neuromeres [ DHBA:HNM ]

external definition

A segment of the developing hindbrain. Kimmel et al, 1995.[TAO]

external ontology notes

DHBA divides this into A(1-3),B(4),C(5-7) and D(8)

has broad synonym

segment of hindbrain

hindbrain segment

has related synonym


future rhombencephalon

homology notes

Rhombomeric segmentation is found in all living vertebrates and is of fundamental importance to the development of the vertebrate head.[well established][VHOG]



taxon notes

In human embryonic development, the rhombomeres are present by day 29