Pons

Definition of Pons

n.1.(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.
Pons asinorum
See Asses' bridge, under Ass.

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brain stem, brain-stem, brainstem, neural structure, pons Varolii, respiratory center
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