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pons Varolii

[vuh-roh-lee-ahy]
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noun, plural pontes Varolii.
  1. pons(def 1).

Origin of pons Varolii

1685–95; < New Latin: literally, Varoli's bridge; named after Varoli, Italian anatomist (1543–75)
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British Dictionary definitions for pons varolii

pons Varolii

noun plural pontes Varolii (ˈpɒntiːz)
  1. a broad white band of connecting nerve fibres that bridges the hemispheres of the cerebellum in mammalsSometimes shortened to: pons

Word Origin

C16: New Latin, literally: bridge of Varoli, after Costanzo Varoli (?1543–75), Italian anatomist
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pons varolii in Medicine

pons Varolii

([object Object])
n.
  1. 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.
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