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Definitions of Pons

Pronunciation : Pons
Part of Speech : n.;
Etymology : [L., a bridge.] (Anat.)
Definition : Defn: A bridge; -- applied to several parts which connect others, but especially to the pons Varolii, a prominent band of nervous tissue situated on the ventral side of the medulla oblongata and connected at each side with the hemispheres of the cerebellum; the mesocephalon. See Brain. Pons asinorum. Etym: [L., literally, bridge of asses.] See Asses' bridge, under Ass.

pl. Pontes.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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