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