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noun (hippocampi)
  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.
    Etymology: From á (horse) and (sea monster]].

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