hippocampus - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] medical  /ˌhɪpəˈkæmpəs/

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/ˌhɪpəʊˈkæmpəs/
singularhippocampus
pluralhippocampi
  1. 1
    one of two areas in the brain, which are involved in processing memory
  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    a part of the brain that is responsible for memory and spatial navigation

    People with damage to their hippocampus have profound memory problems and this has made it a major focus of memory research since the 1950s.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 01/02/2016