noun (plural pontes) Etymology: New Latin, short for pons Varolii Date: 1831 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

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  • Pons — Pons, n.; pl. {Pontes}. [L., a bridge.] (Anat.) 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • PONS — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Pons. Le Pons est un dictionnaire allemand édité par Klett qui se reconnaît à sa couleur verte caractéristique. Portail des langues …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pons — und Medulla oblongata …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pons — Pons, Ponce L un des noms de baptême les plus répandus dans le Midi à l époque médiévale. Il vient du latin Pontius. Saint Pons fut martyrisé à Cimiez (colline de Nice) au IIIe siècle, et ses supposées reliques furent quelques siècles plus tard… …   Noms de famille

  • Pons — m French: from Latin Pontius, originally a family name of uncertain origin. It is probably derived from an Italic dialectal word for ‘five’, and so is ultimately a doublet of QUINTUS (SEE Quintus) and POMPEO (SEE Pompeo). In spite of its… …   First names dictionary

  • Pons — Pons, Josep Sebastià Pons, Ventura …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • pons — (n.) bridge, in various Latin expressions, especially pons asinorum bridge of asses (1751), nickname for the fifth proposition of the first book of Euclid, which beginners and slow wits find difficulty in getting over : if two sides of a triangle …   Etymology dictionary

  • pons — pons; pro·pons; …   English syllables

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