Complete Definition of "hippocampus"

see|Hippocampus
English

Etymology
From Gr. á¼µÏÏÎ¿Ï (horse) and κάμÏÎ¿Ï (sea monster]].

Noun
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en-noun|hippocampi Category:English nouns with irregular plurals

  1. anatomy A part of the brain located inside the temporal lobe which consists mainly of grey matter. It is a component of the limbic system and plays a role in memory and emotion. So named because of its resemblance to the seahorse.

Derived terms
hippocampal

Translations

Finnish: t-|fi|aivoturso


Latin
Alternative spellings
hippocampos
Noun
hippocampus, Wiktionary Appendix:Latin second declension|-ampi m

#a seahorse

Category:Greek root hιÏÏ
Category:Mythological creatures

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