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limbic system

noun, Anatomy.
a ring of interconnected structures in the midline of the brain around the hypothalamus, involved with emotion and memory and with homeostatic regulatory systems.
Origin of limbic system
First recorded in 1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In his scheme, the limbic system evolved alongside the developing social complexity of the mammals.

    Why Do We Cry? Michael Trimble January 10, 2013
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British Dictionary definitions for limbic system

limbic system

the part of the brain bordering on the corpus callosum: concerned with basic emotion, hunger, and sex
Word Origin
C19 limbic, from French limbique, from limbe limbus, from New Latin limbus, from Latin: border
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limbic system in Medicine

limbic system n.
A group of deep brain structures, common to all mammals and including the hippocampus, amygdala, gyrus fornicatus, and connecting structures, associated with olfaction, emotion, motivation, behavior, and various autonomic functions.

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limbic system in Science
limbic system
A group of interconnected structures of the brain including the hypothalamus, amydala, and hippocampus that are located beneath the cortex, are common to all mammals, and are associated with emotions such as fear and pleasure, memory, motivation, and various autonomic functions.
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