American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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. The car of Neptune and those of other deities were drawn by such sea-horses. Representations of them are seen in Pompeian paintings, etc. Also
- n. [capitalized] In zoology, the typical genus of seahorses of the family Hippocampidæ.
- n. In anatomy, a raised curved trace or track on the floor of the lateral ventricle of the brain.
- n. A mythological creature with the front head and forelimbs of a horse and the rear of a dolphin; a hippocamp.
- n. 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Class. Myth.) 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. (Zoöl.) A genus of lophobranch fishes of several species in which the head and neck have some resemblance to those of a horse; -- called also
- n. (Zoöl.) A name applied to either of two ridges of white matter in each lateral ventricle of the brain. The larger is called
hippocampus majoror simply hippocampus. The smaller, hippocampus minor, is called also ergotand calcar.
- 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
- From Late Latin hippocampus, from Ancient Greek ἱππόκαμπος (hippokampos), from ἵππος (hippos, "horse") and κάμπος (kampos, "sea monster"). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin, a sea horse with a horse's forelegs and a dolphin's tail (from its shape in cross section), from Greek hippokampos : hippos, horse; + kampos, sea monster. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Well … to be fair the hippocampus is actually based on a mythological creature.”
“The part of the brain called the hippocampus, which is responsible for short-term memory, emotional memory and concentration, is damaged by long-term stress.”
“There's an area of the brain called the hippocampus, which is responsible for memories.”
“The hippocampus is involved in explicit (or declarative) memory, memory for people, objects, or places, memories that require conscious participation for recall.”
“Cajal and Lorente de Nó had pointed out, the cellular architecture of the hippocampus is remarkably conserved among mammals, and the main cell type, the pyramidal cell, is found in”
“In turn, this improves brain function related to the area of the brain called the hippocampus, which is the center for memory and learning.”
“In the 1980s, researchers directly stimulated a brain region in humans called the hippocampus, which is critical in memory formation; but the current interfered with new memories.”
“At noon, both groups took part in a series of rigorous learning tests intended to tax a region of the brain called the hippocampus, which is known to be involved in the formation of short-term memory.”
“At midday, all of the volunteers took part in a learning test designed to exercise a region of the brain called the hippocampus, which is involved in storing memories.”
“But scientists have learned that we don't lose many cells in the area of the brain, known as the hippocampus, that is critical for learning and memory.”
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