Definition of Hypothalamus in English :

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Hypothalamus meaning in English

Meaning of Hypothalamus in English

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Hypothalamus pronunciation in English

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1. hypothalamus

a basal part of the diencephalon governing autonomic nervous system

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see synonyms of hypothalamus
noun plural -mi (-ˌmaɪ)
a neural control centre at the base of the brain, concerned with hunger, thirst, satiety, and other autonomic functions

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nounWord forms: plural ˌhypoˈthalaˌmi (haɪpoʊˈθæləˌmaɪ ; hīpōt halˈəmīˌ)
the part of the diencephalon in the brain that forms the floor of the third ventricle and regulates many basic body functions, as temperature

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see synonyms of hypothalamus
The part of the brain that lies below the thalamus, forming the major portion of the ventral region of the diencephalon and functioning to regulate bodily temperature, certain metabolic processes, and other autonomic activities.

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