pontes definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Plural of pons.
Variant of pons
noun pl. pontes
Anat., Zool. a piece of connecting tissue; specif., the bridge of white matter at the base of the brain, containing neural connections between the cerebrum, cerebellum, and medulla oblongata
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Latin bridge ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pent-, to step, go from source find