amygdala

noun amyg·da·la \ ə-ˈmig-də-lə \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of amygdala

plural amygdalae play \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\
: 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

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Origin and Etymology of amygdala

New Latin, from Latin, almond, from Greek amygdalē


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amygdala

noun amyg·da·la \ ə-ˈmig-də-lə \

medical Definition of amygdala

plural amygdalae play \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\
: 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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