Meaning of hippocampus

hip•po•cam•pus

Pronunciation: (hip"u-kam'pus), [key]
— pl. -pi
  1. a sea horse with two forefeet, and a body ending in the tail of a dolphin or fish.
  2. an enfolding of cerebral cortex into the lateral fissure of a cerebral hemisphere, having the shape in cross section of a sea horse.
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