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pontine Syllabification: pon·tine
Pronunciation: /ˈpäntīn/

Definition of pontine in English:


Of, relating to, or affecting the pons of the brain.
Example sentences
  • The researchers then used a needle to target and deliver Gd-albumin into the pontine region of the brainstem in three healthy adult monkeys.
  • St. John showed that apneustic breathing caused by rostral pontine lesions disappeared when the animal awoke.
  • Pathologist Dr Adam Coumbe gave the cause of death as pontine haemorrhage, a bleed in the base of the brain.


Late 19th century: from Latin pons, pont- 'bridge' + -ine1.

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