Definition of hypothalamus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hypothalamus

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noun
BrE BrE//ˌhaɪpəˈθæləməs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪpəˈθæləməs//
 
(anatomy)
 
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an area in the central lower part of the brain that controls body temperature, hunger and the release of hormones
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