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basilar part of pons


Definition: the large bulbous portion of the pons seen on the ventral portion of the brainstem and ventral to the medial lemniscus in a cross section: contains longitudinally oriented fibers (corticospinal, corticopontine, corticoreticular, and others) and the transversely oriented pontocerebellar fibers.

Synonym(s): pars basilaris pontisTA, anterior part of pons, pars ventralis pontis, ventral part of pons

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