pontine

adjective

pon·​tine ˈpän-ˌtīn How to pronounce pontine (audio)
: of or relating to the pons

Examples of pontine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hobson and McCarley proposed a complex physiological model in which the activation is driven by the giant cells of the pontine tegmentum. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 7 Apr. 2010

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin pont-, pons pons

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pontine was in 1888

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“Pontine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pontine. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

pontine

adjective
pon·​tine ˈpän-ˌtīn How to pronounce pontine (audio)
: of or relating to the pons
a study of pontine lesions
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