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Pons  (pnz, p?s), Lily 1904-1976.
French-born American operatic soprano. She was a principal soprano with the Metropolitan Opera from 1931 to 1961.

pons  (pnz)
n. pl. pon·tes (pntz)
1. A slender tissue joining two parts of an organ.
2. 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. Also called pons Varolii.

[Latin pns, bridge; see pent- in Indo-European roots.]

pons [pɒnz]
n pl pontes [ˈpɒntiːz]
1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Anatomy) a bridge of connecting tissue
2. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Anatomy) short for pons Varolii
[Latin: bridge]

pons  (pnz)
Plural pontes (pntz)
A thick band of nerve fibers in the brainstem of humans and other mammals that links the brainstem to the cerebellum and upper portions of the brain. It is important in the reflex control of involuntary processes, including respiration and circulation. All neural information transmitted between the spinal cord and the brain passes through the pons.

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