pons Varolii

noun
a band of nerve fibers linking the medulla oblongata and the cerebellum with the midbrain
Syn: ↑pons
Hypernyms: ↑neural structure
Part Holonyms: ↑brainstem, ↑brain-stem, ↑brain stem
Part Meronyms: ↑respiratory center

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noun
see pons

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/veuh roh"lee uy'/, pl. pontes Varolii.
pons (def. 1).
[1685-95; NL: lit., Varoli's bridge; named after Varoli, Italian anatomist (1543-75)]

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  • pons Varolii — [və rō′lē ī΄] [after Costanzo Varoli (1542 75), It anatomist] PONS …   English World dictionary

  • Pons Varolĭi — Pons Varolĭi, Varolsbrücke, s. Gehirn, S. 468 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pons Varolii — Pons Varolĭi (lat.), Varolsbrücke, Hirnknoten, großer, zwischen den Hemisphären des Kleinhirns auf dem Hinterhauptbein aufliegender Nervenknoten, durch den Nervenfasern von einer Hemisphäre des Kleinhirns zur andern und vom Großhirn zum… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • pons Varolii — pons Va•ro•li•i [[t]ˈpɒnz vəˈroʊ liˌaɪ[/t]] n. pl. pon•tes Varolii [[t]ˈpɒn tiz[/t]] anat. pons 1) • Etymology: 1685–95; < NL: lit., Varolio s bridge, after Constanzio Varolio, Italian anatomist (1543–75), who described it in 1573 …   From formal English to slang

  • pons Varolii — /veuh roh lee uy /, pl. pontes Varolii. pons (def. 1). [1685 95; < NL: lit., Varoli s bridge; named after Varoli, Italian anatomist (1543 75)] * * * …   Universalium

  • pons Varolii — noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, bridge of Varoli, from Costanzo Varoli died 1575 Italian surgeon and anatomist Date: circa 1693 pons …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pons Varolii — /pɒnz vəˈroʊliaɪ/ (say ponz vuh rohleeuy) noun a band of nerve fibres in the brain connecting the lobes of the cerebellum, as well as the medulla and cerebrum. {named after Costanzo Varolio, 1543–75, Italian anatomist} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pons — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pons asinorum — Pons 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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