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ponticulus

 [pon-tik´u-lus] (pl. ponti´culi) (L.)
a small ridge or bridgelike structure. adj., adj pontic´ular.

pon·ti·cu·lus

(pon-tik'yū-lŭs),
A vertical ridge on the eminentia conchae giving insertion to the auricularis posterior muscle.
[L. dim. of pons, bridge]

ponticulus

/pon·tic·u·lus/ (pon-tik´u-lus) pl. ponti´culi   [L.] a small ridge or bridgelike structure.pontic´ular

ponticulus

pl. ponticuli [L.] delicate plates of white matter passing across the anterior end of the pyramid, just caudal to the pons.
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Sometimes both posterior and lateral ponticuli are present resulting in formation of posterolateral ponticuli.
The vertebrae were observed with naked eye for the presence of various ponticuli.
Posterior, lateral and posterolateral ponticuli (Table 1) (Graph 2)
Complete, incomplete and complete and incomplete ponticuli
Right side, left side and both right and left side ponticuli
Bilateral (Both Right side & Left side) ponticuli were--34
DISCUSSION: In the present study ponticuli were present in 80 (40%).
The posterior ponticuli is uniquely derived trait (autapomorphy) within primates which is restricted to some individuals in Homosapiens.
In the present study the over all incidence of lateral ponticuli were 13 (6.
It is apparent that these ponticuli would in extreme cases further compromise the caliber of an already stretched vertebral artery.
Posterolateral tunnels and ponticuli in human atlas vertebrae.
Hasan M, Shukla S, Siddiqui MS, Singh D: posterolateral tunnels and ponticuli in human atlas vertebrae J Anat.