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pons

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noun \ˈpänz\

Definition of pons

plural pon·tes play \ˈpän-ˌtēz\

  1. :  a broad mass of chiefly transverse nerve fibers in the mammalian brain stem lying ventral to the cerebellum at the anterior end of the medulla oblongata — see brain illustration



Origin of pons

New Latin, short for pons Varolii


First Known Use: 1831

Rhymes with pons


Pons

play
biographical name \ˈpänz, ˈpōⁿs\

Definition of Pons

  1. Lily 1904–1976 Am. (Fr.-born) soprano




Medical Dictionary

pons

play
noun \ˈpänz\

Medical Definition of pons

plural pon·tes \ˈpän-ˌtēz\play

  1. :  a broad mass of chiefly transverse nerve fibers in the mammalian brain stem lying ventral to the cerebellum at the anterior end of the medulla oblongata



Illustration of pons


Learn More about pons

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "pons" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "pons"


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