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pontine

[pon-tahyn, -teen]
adjective Anatomy.
  1. of or relating to the pons.
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Origin of pontine

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

Pontine

[pon-teen, -tahyn]
adjective
  1. of or relating to the Pontine Marshes.
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Related formssub-Pon·tine, adjective
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Examples from the Web for pontine

Historical Examples

  • Every successive Pope has laboured at the Pontine marshes, but in vain.

    Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 365, March, 1846

    Various

  • And yet there is nothing desolate or dreary in the aspect of the Pontine Marshes.

    Rollo in Rome

    Jacob Abbott

  • We had it at two o'clock this morning, on the Pontine Marshes.

    Rollo in Rome

    Jacob Abbott

  • They stated their object, which was to drain the Pontine Marshes.

  • There were handsome young fellows on the Pontine coast, and we captured them.


British Dictionary definitions for pontine

pontine

adjective
  1. of or relating to bridges
  2. of or relating to the pons Varolii
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin pons bridge
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