amygdaloid

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adjective amyg·da·loid \-ˌlȯid\

Definition of amygdaloid

  1. 1 :  almond-shaped

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or affecting an amygdala

Origin and Etymology of amygdaloid

Greek amygdaloeidēs, from amygdalē


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amygdaloid

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adjective amyg·da·loid \-ˌlȯid\

Medical Definition of amygdaloid

  1. 1:  almond-shaped

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or affecting the amygdala :  amygdalar amygdaloid lesions This raises the possibility that stress-induced elevation in GC [glucocorticoid] secretion might directly affect amygdaloid neurons.—Rupshi Mitra and Robert M. Sapolsky, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 8 Apr. 2008


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