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PONS (pontes)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Pons mean? 

PONS (noun)
  The noun PONS has 2 senses:

1. United States coloratura soprano (born in France) (1904-1976)
2. a band of nerve fibers linking the medulla oblongata and the cerebellum with the midbrain

  Familiarity information: PONS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PONS (noun)


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Meaning:

United States coloratura soprano (born in France) (1904-1976)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Alice-Josephine Pons; Lily Pons; Pons

Instance hypernyms:

coloratura; coloratura soprano (a lyric soprano who specializes in coloratura vocal music)


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Meaning:

A band of nerve fibers linking the medulla oblongata and the cerebellum with the midbrain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

pons Varolii; pons

Hypernyms ("pons" is a kind of...):

neural structure (a structure that is part of the nervous system)

Meronyms (parts of "pons"):

respiratory center (the center in the medulla oblongata and pons that integrates sensory information about the level of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood and determines the signals to be sent to the respiratory muscles)

Holonyms ("pons" is a part of...):

brain stem; brain-stem; brainstem (the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus)


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