Pons (?), n.; pl. Pontes (#). [L., a bridge.] 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. [L., literally, bridge of asses.] See Asses' bridge, under Ass.
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