[pon-tahyn, -teen]

adjective Anatomy.

of or relating to the pons.

Origin of pontine

1885–90; < Latin pont- (stem of pōns) pons + -ine1


[pon-teen, -tahyn]


of or relating to the Pontine Marshes.
Related formssub-Pon·tine, adjective
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of or relating to bridges
of or relating to the pons Varolii

Word Origin for pontine

C19: from Latin pons bridge
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