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Definition of "pontine" [pon•tine]

  • Of or relating to bridges. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a pons, especially the pons Varolii. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pontine" in a sentence
  • "The brave youngster was diagnosed with the extremely rare tumour, called pontine glioma, on April"
  • "Mikey, Mr. Czech's only son, died three years ago from complications associated with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a rare, inoperable brain cancer."
  • "Beyond the fund-raising, Mr. Czech has become a point person for other parents with children who have been diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma."
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