hippocampus

noun hip·po·cam·pus \ ˌhi-pə-ˈkam-pəs \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of hippocampus

plural hippocampi play \ˌhi-pə-ˈkam-ˌpī, -(ˌ)pē\
: a curved elongated ridge that extends over the floor of the descending horn of each lateral ventricle of the brain, that consists of gray matter covered on the ventricular surface with white matter, and that is involved in forming, storing, and processing memory

hippocampal

play \ˌhi-pə-ˈkam-pəl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of hippocampus

New Latin, from Greek hippokampos seahorse, from hippos horse + kampos sea monster — more at equine


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hippocampus

noun hip·po·cam·pus \ ˌhip-ə-ˈkam-pəs \

medical Definition of hippocampus

plural hippocampi play \-ˌpī, -(ˌ)pē\
: a curved elongated ridge that is an important part of the limbic system, extends over the floor of the descending horn of each lateral ventricle of the brain, consists of gray matter covered on the ventricular surface with white matter, and is involved in forming, storing, and processing memory — see pes hippocampi


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