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hypothalamus

noun hy·po·thal·a·mus \-ˈtha-lə-məs\

Definition of HYPOTHALAMUS

:  a basal part of the diencephalon that lies beneath the thalamus on each side, forms the floor of the third ventricle, and includes vital autonomic regulatory centers

Origin of HYPOTHALAMUS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1896

hypothalamus

noun hy·po·thal·a·mus \-ˈthal-ə-məs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural hy·po·thal·a·mi \-ˌmī\

Medical Definition of HYPOTHALAMUS

:  a basal part of the diencephalon that lies beneath the thalamus on each side, forms the floor of the third ventricle, and includes vital autonomic regulatory centers (as for the control of food intake)

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