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pons Varolii

[vuh-roh-lee-ahy] /vəˈroʊ liˌaɪ/
noun, plural pontes Varolii.
1.
pons (def 1).
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; < New Latin: literally, Varoli's bridge; named after Varoli, Italian anatomist (1543-75)
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pons Varolii

/vəˈrəʊlɪˌaɪ/
noun (pl) pontes Varolii (ˈpɒntiːz)
1.
a broad white band of connecting nerve fibres that bridges the hemispheres of the cerebellum in mammals Sometimes shortened to pons
Word Origin
C16: New Latin, literally: bridge of Varoli, after Costanzo Varoli (?1543–75), Italian anatomist
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pons Varolii in Medicine

pons Varolii pons Va·ro·li·i (və-rō'lē-ī')
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.

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