pons

noun
\ ˈpänz How to pronounce pons (audio) \
plural pontes\ ˈpän-​ˌtēz How to pronounce pontes (audio) \

Definition of pons

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

Pons

biographical name
\ ˈpänz How to pronounce Pons (audio) , ˈpōⁿs \

Definition of Pons (Entry 2 of 2)

Lily 1904–1976 American (French-born) soprano

First Known Use of pons

Noun

1671, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pons

Noun

New Latin, short for pons Varolii

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“Pons.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pons. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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pons

noun
\ ˈpänz How to pronounce pons (audio) \
plural pontes\ ˈpän-​ˌtēz How to pronounce pontes (audio) \

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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