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pontine

[ pon-tahyn, -teen ]
/ ˈpɒn taɪn, -tin /
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adjective Anatomy.
of or relating to the pons.
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Origin of pontine

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

Other definitions for pontine (2 of 2)

Pontine
[ pon-teen, -tahyn ]
/ ˈpɒn tin, -taɪn /

adjective
of or relating to the Pontine Marshes.

OTHER WORDS FROM Pontine

sub-Pontine, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pontine

pontine
/ (ˈpɒntaɪn) /

adjective
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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