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# Hypotenuse

[hahy-pot-n-oos, -yoos] /haɪˈpɒt nˌus, -ˌyus/

noun, Geometry.
1.
the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.
/haɪˈpɒtɪˌnjuːz/
noun
1.
the side in a right-angled triangle that is opposite the right angle hyp
n.

1570s, from Late Latin hypotenusa, from Greek hypoteinousa “stretching under” (the right angle), fem. present participle of hypoteinein, from hypo- “under” (see sub-) + teinein “to stretch” (see tenet). Formerly often erroneously hypothenuse.
hypotenuse
(hī-pŏt’n-s’)
The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle. It is the longest side, and the square of its length is equal to the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other two sides.
hypotenuse [(heye-pot-n-oohs, heye-pot-n-yoohs)]

In a right triangle (a triangle that has one right angle), the side opposite the right angle. (See Pythagorean theorem.)

mathematics
The side of a right-angled triangle opposite the right angle.
(2004-02-15)

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• Hypoth.

1. . 2. . hypothesis

• Hypothalamic infundibulum

hypothalamic infundibulum n. The apical portion of the tuber cinereum extending into the stalk of the pituitary gland.

• Hypothalamohypophysial portal system

hypothalamohypophysial portal system hy·po·thal·a·mo·hy·po·phys·i·al portal system (hī’pō-thāl’ə-mō-hī’pə-fĭz’ē-əl, -zē’-, -hī-pŏf’ĭ-sē’əl) n. A system of veins that originate in the hypothalmus and pass through the pituitary gland and into its anterior lobe, where they branch into a capillary bed and convey releasing factors to the anterior lobe.

• Hypothalamus

[hahy-puh-thal-uh-muh s] /ˌhaɪ pəˈθæl ə məs/ noun, plural hypothalami [hahy-puh-thal-uh-mahy] /ˌhaɪ pəˈθæl əˌmaɪ/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. a region of the brain, between the and the midbrain, that functions as the main control center for the autonomic nervous system by regulating sleep cycles, body temperature, appetite, etc., and that acts as an endocrine gland by […]

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