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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A slender tissue joining two parts of an organ.
- n. 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. Also called pons Varolii.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, a part which connects two parts, as if bridging the interval between them. Except in phrases, it designates the ventral part of the epencephalon, of which the cerebellum constitutes the remaining dorsal part. The ventral part of the pons is formed by the heavy masses of transverse fibers coming from the middle peduncles of the cerebellum. Also called
pons Varoliiand pons cerebelli.
- n. anatomy A bridge-like tissue connecting two parts of an organ
- n. anatomy A band of nerve fibres, the pons Varolii, within the brain stem
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) A bridge; -- applied to several parts which connect others, but especially to the
pons Varolii, a prominent band of nervous tissue situated on the ventral side of the medulla oblongata and connected at each side with the hemispheres of the cerebellum; the mesocephalon. See brain.
- n. a band of nerve fibers linking the medulla oblongata and the cerebellum with the midbrain
- n. United States coloratura soprano (born in France) (1904-1976)
- Latin pōns, bridge. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The office of the pontifex was originally that of building and keeping custody of the bridges of the city, the name being derived from the Latin word pons, which signifies bridge.”
“The rest of the dorsal part of the pons is a continuation upward of the formatio reticularis of the medulla oblongata, and, like it, presents the appearance of a network, in the meshes of which are numerous nerve cells.”
“A blood clot had formed in a part of their son's brain stem called the pons, causing a stroke right at the juncture where his body met his mind.”
““But an ox bridge,” Simon quipped, “can be no better that a pons asinorum.””
“In such meticulously selected cases brain tissue was examined histologically; samples were taken from brain hemispheres, basal ganglia, the pons, the oblongate and from the cerebellum.”
“Anybody who wants to * be* hither with any urgency at all will disregard the pom pons.”
“And in my opinion it's not much more useful when Get Out the Vote groups act like cheerleaders, waving their pom-pons while ignoring the disillusionment all around them.”
“No longer content to lollygag at tailgate picnics or stroll through campus ogling the foliage, a growing number of former cheerleaders, some well into their 80s, are dusting off the pom-pons and squeezing into old uniforms to show today 's college "spirit squads" how it used to be done in the old days.”
“Pakistan, which sold nuclear-wea pons technology to clients in North Korea, Libya and Iran, can hardly be equated with India.”
“I learned that the pons play a part in arousal and sleep, the cerebellum controls movement.”
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