hippocampus

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English[edit]

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Hippocampus animation (anatomy)

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin hippocampus, from Ancient Greek ἱππόκαμπος (hippokampos), from ἵππος (hippos, horse) and κάμπος (kampos, sea monster).

Noun[edit]

hippocampus (plural hippocampi)

  1. A mythological creature with the front head and forelimbs of a horse and the rear of a dolphin; a hippocamp.
  2. (anatomy) 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.

Abbreviations[edit]

  • (neuroanatomy): HIPP

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἵππος (horse) and κάμπος (sea monster).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hippocampus m (genitive hippocampī); second declension

  1. a seahorse

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative hippocampus hippocampī
genitive hippocampī hippocampōrum
dative hippocampō hippocampīs
accusative hippocampum hippocampōs
ablative hippocampō hippocampīs
vocative hippocampe hippocampī