[ponz; French pawns] /pɒnz; French pɔ̃s/
[lil-ee;; French lee-lee] /ˈlɪl i;; French liˈli/ (Show IPA), 1904–76, U.S. operatic soprano, born in France.
noun (pl) pontes (ˈpɒntiːz)
a bridge of connecting tissue
short for pons Varolii
“bridge,” in various Latin expressions, from Latin pons “bridge, connecting gallery, walkway,” earlier probably “way, passage,” from PIE *pent- “to go, tread” (see find (v.)). Especially pons asinorum “bridge of asses,” nickname for the fifth proposition of the first book of Euclid, which beginners and slow wits find difficulty in “getting over”: if two sides of a triangle are equal, the angles opposite these sides are also equal.
n. pl. pon·tes (pŏn’tēz)
Plural pontes (pŏn’tēz)
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.
noun 1. the large, floating leaf of a water lily. noun 1. any of the floating leaves of a water lily
- Limit man
noun 1. (in a handicap sport or game) the competitor with the maximum handicap
noun, Optics. 1. the capacity of an optical system to resolve point objects as separate images.
noun, Mathematics. 1. . noun 1. (maths) (of a set) a point that is the limit of a sequence of points in the set Also called accumulation point