pons-varolii

pons Varolii

[vuh-roh-lee-ahy]
noun, plural pontes Varolii.
pons ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1685–95; < Neo-Latin: literally, Varoli's bridge; named after Varoli, Italian anatomist (1543–75)

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pons Varolii (vəˈrəʊlɪˌaɪ)
 
n , pl pontes Varolii
Sometimes shortened to: pons a broad white band of connecting nerve fibres that bridges the hemispheres of the cerebellum in mammals
 
[C16: New Latin, literally: bridge of Varoli, after Costanzo Varoli (?1543--75), Italian anatomist]

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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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