Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A slender tissue joining two parts of an organ.
  • noun 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In anatomy, a part which connects two parts, as if bridging the interval between them.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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.
  • noun See Asses' bridge, under Ass.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun anatomy A bridge-like tissue connecting two parts of an organ
  • noun anatomy A band of nerve fibres, the pons Varolii, within the brain stem

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a band of nerve fibers linking the medulla oblongata and the cerebellum with the midbrain
  • noun United States coloratura soprano (born in France) (1904-1976)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin pōns, bridge; see pent- in Indo-European roots.]

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