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noun, plural pon·tes [pon-teez]. /ˈpɒn tiz/. Anatomy.
Also called pons Varolii. a band of nerve fibers in the brain connecting the lobes of the midbrain, medulla, and cerebrum.
any tissue connecting two parts of a body organ or structure.
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Origin of pons

1685–95; <Latin pōns bridge (see punt1)

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Pons
[ ponz; French pawns ]
/ pɒnz; French pɔ̃s /

noun
Lil·y [lil-ee; French lee-lee], /ˈlɪl i; French liˈli/, 1904–76, U.S. operatic soprano, born in France.
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British Dictionary definitions for pons

pons
/ (pɒnz) /

noun plural pontes (ˈpɒntiːz)
a bridge of connecting tissue
short for pons Varolii

Word Origin for pons

Latin: bridge
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Scientific definitions for pons

pons
[ pŏnz ]

Plural pontes (pŏntēz)
A thick band of nerve fibers in the brainstem of humans and other mammals that links the brainstem to the cerebellum and upper portions of the brain. It is important in the reflex control of involuntary processes, including respiration and circulation. All neural information transmitted between the spinal cord and the brain passes through the pons.
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