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pons

 [ponz] (pl. pon´tes) (L.)
1. that part of the metencephalon lying between the medulla oblongata and the midbrain, ventral to the cerebellum; see also brainstem.
2. any slip of tissue connecting two parts of an organ.
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pons

, pl.

pon·tes

(ponz, pon'tēz),
1. neuroanatom the pons varolii or pons cerebelli; that part of the brainstem between the medulla oblongata caudally and the mesencephalon rostrally, composed of the basilar part of pons and the tegmentum of pons. On the ventral surface of the brain, the basilar part of pons (that is, the white pontine protuberance) is demarcated from both the medulla oblongata and the mesencephalon by distinct transverse grooves. Synonym(s): pons cerebelli, pons varolii
2. Any bridgelike formation connecting two more or less disjoined parts of the same structure or organ.
[L. bridge]
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pons

(pŏnz)
n. pl. pontes (pŏn′tēz)
1. A slender tissue joining two parts of an organ.
2. A band of nerve fibers on the ventral surface of the brainstem that links the medulla oblongata and the cerebellum with upper portions of the brain. Also called pons Varolii.
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pons

, pl. pontes (ponz, pon'tēz)
1. [TA] In neuroanatomy, the pons varolii or pons cerebelli; that part of the brainstem between the medulla oblongata caudally and the mesencephalon rostrally, composed of the basilar part of pons and the tegmentum of pons. On the ventral surface of the brain the basilar part of pons, the white pontine protuberance, is demarcated from both the medulla oblongata and the mesencephalon by distinct transverse grooves.
2. Any bridgelike formation connecting two more-or-less disjoined parts of the same structure or organ.
[L. bridge]
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pons

1. Any anatomical structure joining two parts or bridging between them.
2. The middle part of the BRAINSTEM, lying below the cerebral peduncles of the midbrain and above the MEDULLA OBLONGATA. From the Latin pons, a bridge.
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pons

  1. an area of the brainstem linking the medulla oblongata and the thalamus.
  2. tissue joining two parts of an organ.
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Varolius,

Constantius (Costanzio), Italian anatomist and physician, 1543-1575.
pons varolii - in neuroanatomy, the part of the brainstem between the medulla oblongata caudally and the mesencephalon rostrally. Synonym(s): pons
valve of Varolius - the bilabial prominence of the terminal ileum into the large intestine at the cecocolic junction as seen in cadavers. Synonym(s): ileocecal valve
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pons

, pl. pontes (ponz, pon'tēz)
Any bridge like formation connecting two more-or-less disjoined parts of the same structure or organ.
[L. bridge]
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