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 (pŏn′tīn′, -tēn′)
1. Of or relating to bridges.
2. Of or relating to a pons, especially the pons Varolii.

[Latin pōns, pont-, bridge; see pent- in Indo-European roots + -ine.]


1. (Civil Engineering) of or relating to bridges
2. (Anatomy) of or relating to the pons Varolii
[C19: from Latin pons bridge]


(ˈpɒn taɪn, -tin)

of or pertaining to the pons.
[1885–90; < Latin pont- (s. of pōns) pons + -ine1]
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Germain;' `ten, fifteen, or twenty thieves, have been arrested in a cafe on the Boulevard du Temple, or in the Thermes de Julien,' -- and yet these same men deny the existence of the bandits in the Maremma, the Campagna di Romana, or the Pontine Marshes.
The target indication for Cantrixil is ovarian cancer, and Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) for Trilexium.
And after suffering headaches, vomiting and other debilitating symptoms in the following weeks, she was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an extremely rare brain cancer.
The 10-year-old was diagnosed with diffuse instrinsic pontine glioma, a highly aggressive and dif-ficult to treat tumour found at the base of the brain.
Professor Steven Gill aims to treat 18 children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) brain tumours at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
Cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed atrophy of the brain stem, pontine punctate hyperintensities on T2 weighted images, also bilateral T2 hyperintensities in centrum semiovale, and corpus callosum.
Kate suffers from Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG, which is a tumor that is surgically impossible to remove due to its location at the pons section of the brainstem.
The recipients include: Concord Community Music School, $14,000 for its Music in the Community Initiative; $20,000 to the Capitol Center for the Arts for the 2015-2016 Lincoln Financial School Series; $15,000 to New Hampshire Music Festival to support the Outreach Series; $11,000 to Currier Museum of Art for the 2015 School Tour and Educator Program; $10,000 to MacDowell Colony to support the free MacDowell Medal Day awards ceremony; $9,800 to Red River Theatres for the STEM Through the Lens program; $5,000 to Jean's Playhouse for Jean's Teens, a theatre arts youth development program; $4,000 to Pontine Theatre; and $20,000 to New Hampshire Institute of Art for the Student Enrichment Program in the Arts.
My three-year-old cousin Lyla Nsouli was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, an extremely rare pediatric brain tumor.
Keller and cc-TD is due to their dedication in researching childhood cancers that are more difficult to treat and that have much lower rates of survival - cancers like Rhabdomyosarcoma and Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas (or DIPG)," said Kim Jostad.
Weakened by a very deadly form of brain cancer- Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)-Lauren refused to let go of her goal: playing in a college basketball game.
The sultry 28-year-old singer looked like she was having a ball as she frolicked with pals onboard her superyacht at Ponza on Italy's Pontine Islands.