noun \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 roof of the lateral ventricle—called also amygdaloid body, amygdaloid nucleus

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