hypothalamus etymology

English word hypothalamus comes from English hypo-, English thalamus

Detailed word origin of hypothalamus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
hypo- English (eng) (anatomy) Below; beneath; under.. (chemistry) Designating oxoacid and oxyanions with a low amount of oxygen.. (medicine) Deficient; less than normal.
thalamus English (eng) (anatomy) Either of two large, ovoid structures of grey matter within the forebrain that relay sensory impulses to the cerebral cortex.. (botany) The receptacle of a flower; a torus.. A thallus.
hypothalamus English (eng) (anatomy) A region of the forebrain located below the thalamus, forming the basal portion of the diencephalon, and functioning to regulate body temperature, some metabolic processes and governing the autonomic nervous system.

Words with the same origin as hypothalamus

Descendants of hypo-
hypo hypoandrogenemia hypobasidium hypocalcified hypocingulum hypodermic hypodipsia hypodivergent hypogyration hypoinsulinaemia hypokinetic hypolith hypomethylated hypomotile hypoosmolar hyporeactivity hyposecretory hypospray hypotension hypotensive hypothermic hypothromboplastinemia hypovolemic hypozeugma
Descendants of thalamus
nonhypothalamic prethalamic subthalamic thalamic