ponticulus

noun
pon·​tic·​u·​lus | \ pän‧ˈtikyələs\
plural ponticuli\ -​əˌlī \

Definition of ponticulus

1 : a slight ridge
2 : a bridge of transverse nerve fibers between the pyramids of the medulla and the pons

called also propons

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History and Etymology for ponticulus

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of pont-, pons bridge

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