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pons

noun \ˈpänz\
plural pon·tes \ˈpän-ˌtēz\

Definition of PONS

:  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
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Origin of PONS

New Latin, short for pons Varolii
First Known Use: 1831

Rhymes with PONS

Pons

biographical name \ˈpänz, ˈpōⁿs\

Definition of PONS

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pons

noun \ˈpänz\
plural pon·tes \ˈpän-ˌtēz\

Medical Definition of PONS

:  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

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