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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“Ponticulus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ponticulus. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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