1. hippocampus

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))

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Rhymes with Hippocampus

  • bippus
  • bumpus
  • campus
  • chapas
  • chiapas
  • compas
  • compass
  • coppess
  • copus
  • corpus
  • defilippis
  • encompass
  • eohippus
  • gyrocompass
  • hospice
  • kappus
  • lapis
  • lupus
  • malpass
  • manglapus

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.

2. Hippocampus

noun. seahorses.


  • sea horse
  • seahorse
  • fish genus
  • family Syngnathidae
  • genus Hippocampus