1. hypothalamus

noun. a basal part of the diencephalon governing autonomic nervous system.


  • thalmencephalon
  • interbrain
  • neural structure
  • diencephalon


  • hypo- (English)
  • ὑπο- (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • thalamus (English)

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Sentences with hypothalamus

1. Noun, singular or mass
After a certain point, the hypothalamus begins to boost the release of ADH from the pituitary gland to conserve water as much as possible.

2. Adjective
The thalamus and hypothalamus relay information about the auditory, visceral, visual, somatic and gustatory systems, also known as the five senses.