hypothalamus

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noun hy·po·thal·a·mus \ˌhī-pō-ˈtha-lə-məs\

Definition of hypothalamus

  1. :  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 and Etymology of hypothalamus

New Latin


First Known Use: 1896


Medical Dictionary

hypothalamus

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noun hy·po·thal·a·mus \-ˈthal-ə-məs\

Medical Definition of hypothalamus

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hypothalami

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  1. :  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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