sea horse

sea horse
Hippocampus Hip`po*cam"pus, n. [L., the sea horse, Gr. ? a hippocampus (in senses 1 and 2); "i`ppos horse + ? to bend.] 1. (Class. Myth.) A fabulous monster, with the head and fore quarters of a horse joined to the tail of a dolphin or other fish ({Hippocampus brevirostris}), -- seen in Pompeian paintings, attached to the chariot of Neptune. --Fairholt. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of lophobranch fishes of several species in which the head and neck have some resemblance to those of a horse; -- called also {sea horse}. [1913 Webster]

Note: They swim slowly, in an erect position, and often cling to seaweeds by means of the incurved prehensile tail. The male has a ventral pouch, in which it carries the eggs till hatched. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A name applied to either of two ridges of white matter in each lateral ventricle of the brain. The larger is called hippocampus major or simply hippocampus. The smaller, hippocampus minor, is called also {ergot} and {calcar}. [1913 Webster]

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