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definition of the word hippocampus

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From Late Latin hippocampus from Ancient Greek ἱππόκαμπος (hippokampos) from ἵππος (hippos), horse) and κάμπος (kampos), sea monster).

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Singular
hippocampus

Plural
hippocampi

hippocampus (plural hippocampi)

  1. A mythological creature with the front head and forelimbs of a horse, and the rear of a dolphin, a hippocamp.
  2. (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.


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