Pronunciation: (ponz), [key]
—pl. pon•tesPronunciation: (pon'tēz). [key] Anat.
1. Also called pons Varolii. a band of nerve fibers in the brain connecting the lobes of the midbrain, medulla, and cerebrum. See diag. under brain.
2. any tissue connecting two parts of a body organ or structure.
Pronunciation: (ponz; Fr. pôns), [key]
Lil•y Pronunciation: (lil'ē; Fr. lē-lē'), [key] 1904–76, U.S. operatic soprano, born in France.
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