HyperDic: pons

English > 2 senses of the word Pons / pons:
NOUNperson Pons, Lily Pons, Alice-Josephine PonsUnited States coloratura soprano (born in France) (1904-1976)
bodypons, pons Varoliia band of nerve fibers linking the medulla oblongata and the cerebellum with the midbrain
Pons / pons > pronunciation
Soundspaa'nz
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English > Pons: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningUnited States coloratura soprano (born in France) (1904-1976).
SynonymsLily Pons, Alice-Josephine Pons
Instance ofcoloratura, coloratura sopranoA lyric soprano who specializes in coloratura vocal music
SpanishLily Pons
CatalanLily Pons, Pons
English > pons: 2 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningA band of nerve fibers linking the medulla oblongata and the cerebellum with the midbrain.
Synonympons Varolii
Part ofbrainstem, brain-stem, brain stemThe part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus
Partsrespiratory centerThe 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
Broaderneural structureA structure that is part of the nervous system
Spanishpuente de Varolio, puente troncoencefálico
Catalanprotuberància anular

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