Definition of amygdala
amygdalaeplay \-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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Yet as Homberg and Lesch point out, the amygdala plays a key role in a wide range of learning, both positive and negative, including (and perhaps especially) in social realms.
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Origin and Etymology of amygdala
New Latin, from Latin, almond, from Greek amygdalē
First Known Use: 1845
Medical Definition of amygdala
amygdalae\-ˌlē, -ˌlī\play play
: 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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