hypothalamus

noun hy·po·thal·a·mus \ ˌhī-pō-ˈtha-lə-məs \
|Updated on: 14 Jul 2018

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

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Origin and Etymology of hypothalamus

New Latin


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hypothalamus

noun hy·po·thal·a·mus \ -ˈthal-ə-məs \

medical Definition of hypothalamus

plural hypothalami play \-ˌmī\
: 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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