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amygdala

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noun, amyg·da·la \ə-ˈmig-də-lə\

Definition of amygdala

plural amygdalaeplay \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

amygdala

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noun amyg·da·la \ə-ˈmig-də-lə\

Medical Definition of amygdala

plural amygdalae \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\play play

  1. :  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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