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Medical Term:

pontine veins


Definition: several veins running transversely or obliquely on the pons to join the petrosal vein; the main pontine veins are: anteromedian pontine vein [TA] (vena pontis anteromediana [TA]), anterolateral pontine vein [TA] (vena pontis anterolateralis [TA]), transverse pontine veins [TA] (venae pontis transversae [TA]), and lateral pontine vein [TA] (vena pontis lateralis [TA]).

Synonym(s): venae pontisTA, veins of pons