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hip·po·camp

 (hĭp′ə-kămp′) or hip·po·cam·pus (hĭp′ə-kăm′pəs)
n. pl. hip·po·camps or hip·po·cam·pi (-pī′) Greek & Roman Mythology
A marine creature having the head and forelegs of a horse and the body and tail of a dolphin or fish.

[Late Latin, from Greek hippokampos : hippos, horse; see ekwo- in Indo-European roots + kampos, sea monster.]
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