Pons Definition

pŏnz
pontes
noun
A slender tissue joining two parts of an organ.
American Heritage Medicine
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.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
Alice-Josephine PonsLily Ponspons varolii

Other Word Forms of Pons

Noun

Singular:
pons
Plural:
pontes

Origin of Pons

  • Latin pōns bridge pent- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin pons.

    From Wiktionary

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