hypothalamus

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Etymology[edit]

hypo- +‎ thalamus

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hypothalamus (plural hypothalami or hypothalamuses)

  1. (anatomy) A region of the forebrain located below the thalamus, forming the basal portion of the diencephalon, and functioning to regulate body temperature, some metabolic processes and governing the autonomic nervous system.
    • 2019, Bill Bryson, The Body: A Guide for Occupants, Black Swan (2020), page 217:
      To avoid catastrophe, the brain has its trusty control centre, the hypothalamus, which tells the body to cool itself by sweating or to warm itself by shivering.

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Noun[edit]

hypothalamus m

  1. (anatomy) hypothalamus

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (mute h) IPA(key): /i.pɔ.ta.la.mys/
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Noun[edit]

hypothalamus m (plural hypothalamus)

  1. (anatomy) hypothalamus

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