hy·​po·​tha·​lam·​ic | \ ˌhī-pō-thə-ˈla-mik How to pronounce hypothalamic (audio) \

Definition of hypothalamic

: of or relating to the hypothalamus hypothalamic neurons

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The fourth projection led to the paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus, a key area for neuroendocrine control. Lydia Denworth, Scientific American, "A Command Center in the Mammalian Brain Orchestrates Parenting Behaviors," 11 Apr. 2018 The hypothalamic attack region controls defensive-aggressive behavior. Simon Worrall, National Geographic, "Your Brain Is Hardwired to Snap," 7 Feb. 2016

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First Known Use of hypothalamic

1899, in the meaning defined above

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hy·​po·​tha·​lam·​ic | \ ˌhī-pō-thə-ˈlam-ik How to pronounce hypothalamic (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypothalamic

: of or relating to the hypothalamus

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hypothalamically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce hypothalamically (audio) \ adverb

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