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noun. ['ˌhɪpoʊˈkæmpəs'] a complex neural structure (shaped like a sea horse) consisting of grey matter and located on the floor of each lateral ventricle; intimately involved in motivation and emotion as part of the limbic system; has a central role in the formation of memories.
- neural structure
- limbic system
- limbic brain
- hippocampus (Latin)
- ἱππόκαμπος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Rhymes with Hippocampus
How do you pronounce hippocampus?
Pronounce hippocampus as ˌhɪpoʊˈkæmpəs.
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Sentences with hippocampus
1. Noun, singular or mass
In the adult brains, they could not find any evidence of neurogenesis in the hippocampus.
- sea horse
- fish genus
- family Syngnathidae
- genus Hippocampus