from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bridge-like tissue connecting two parts of an organ
- n. A band of nerve fibres, the pons Varolii, within the brain stem
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, a part which connects two parts, as if bridging the interval between them.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)