Hippocampus

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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • n. A ridge in the floor of each lateral ventricle of the brain that consists mainly of gray matter and has a central role in memory processes.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • n. A mythological creature with the front head and forelimbs of a horse and the rear of a dolphin; a hippocamp.
  • n. A part of the brain located inside the temporal lobe, consisting mainly of grey matter. It is a component of the limbic system and plays a role in memory and emotion. So named because of its resemblance to the seahorse.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • n. A fabulous monster, with the head and fore quarters of a horse joined to the tail of a dolphin or other fish (Hippocampus brevirostris), -- seen in Pompeian paintings, attached to the chariot of Neptune.
  • n. A genus of lophobranch fishes of several species in which the head and neck have some resemblance to those of a horse; -- called also sea horse.
  • n. A name applied to either of two ridges of white matter in each lateral ventricle of the brain. The larger is called hippocampus major or simply hippocampus. The smaller, hippocampus minor, is called also ergot and calcar.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • n. In mythology, a sea-horse with two fore feet and a body ending in the tail of a dolphin or other fish.
  • n. [capitalized] In zoology, the typical genus of seahorses of the family Hippocampid├Ž.
  • n. In anatomy, a raised curved trace or track on the floor of the lateral ventricle of the brain.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • n. seahorses
  • n. a complex neural structure (shaped like a sea horse) consisting of grey matter and located on the floor of each lateral ventricle; intimately involved in motivation and emotion as part of the limbic system; has a central role in the formation of memories
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    hippocampi    sea horse    ergot    calcar   
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    campus   
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    striatum    hypothalamus    brainstem    cerebellum    cortex