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amygdala

noun amyg·da·la \ə-ˈmig-də-lə\
plural amyg·da·lae\-ˌlē, -ˌlī\

Definition of AMYGDALA

:  the one of the four basal ganglia in each cerebral hemisphere that is part of the limbic system and consists of an almond-shaped mass of gray matter in the anterior extremity of the temporal lobe —called also amygdaloid nucleus

Origin of AMYGDALA

New Latin, from Latin, almond, from Greek amygdalē
First Known Use: 1845

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amygdala

noun amyg·da·la \ə-ˈmig-də-lə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural amyg·da·lae \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\

Medical Definition of AMYGDALA

:  the one of the four basal ganglia in each cerebral hemisphere that is part of the limbic system and consists of an almond-shaped mass of gray matter in the roof of the lateral ventricle—called also amygdaloid body, amygdaloid nucleus

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