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- adj. Of or relating to the frontal lobe and the pons; applied to a group of fibers situated in the medial fifth of the base of the cerebral peduncles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to the frontal bone and the pons.
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The frontopontine fibers are situated in the medial fifth of the base; they arise from the cells of the frontal lobe and end in the nuclei of the pons.
The base (basis pedunculi; crusta or pes) is semilunar on transverse section, and consists almost entirely of longitudinal bundles of efferent fibers, which arise from the cells of the cerebral cortex and are grouped into three principal sets, viz., cerebrospinal, frontopontine, and temporopontine (Fig. 710).