Pons meaning

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A slender tissue joining two parts of an organ.
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A slender tissue joining two parts of an organ.
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A band of nerve fibers on the ventral surface of the brain stem that links the medulla oblongata and the cerebellum with upper portions of the brain.
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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.
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A band of nerve fibers on the ventral surface of the brainstem that links the medulla oblongata and the cerebellum with upper portions of the brain.
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A thick band of nerve fibers in the brainstem of humans and other mammals that links the brainstem to the cerebellum and upper portions of the brain. It is important in the reflex control of involuntary processes, including respiration and circulation. All neural information transmitted between the spinal cord and the brain passes through the pons.
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(anatomy) A bridge-like tissue connecting two parts of an organ.
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(anatomy) A band of nerve fibres, the pons Varolii, within the brain stem.
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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