noun (plural hippocampi /ˌhɪpə(ʊ)ˈkampi/ /ˌhɪpə(ʊ)ˈkampʌɪ/)Anatomy
The elongated ridges on the floor of each lateral ventricle of the brain, thought to be the centre of emotion, memory, and the autonomic nervous system.
- We performed region of interest analysis in two focal brain areas: the hippocampus and the temporal lobes.
- Added estrogen also upped the signaling capacity of nerve cells in the hippocampus, the brain's memory region.
- In five hours, the neurosurgeons removed the remaining tumour, my right hippocampus, and right temporal lobe.
Late 16th century: via Latin from Greek hippokampos, from hippos 'horse' + kampos 'sea monster'.
Words that rhyme with hippocampuscampus, grampus, pampas
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