n. pl. hip·po·cam·pi (-pī′)
1. 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.
2. Variant of hippocamp.
[New Latin, from Late Latin, hippocamp (from the shape of the structure in cross section ); see HIPPOCAMP.]
hip′po·campal (-pəl) adj.
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