amygdaloid

adjective amyg·da·loid \ -ˌlȯid \

Definition of amygdaloid

1 : almond-shaped
2 : of, relating to, or affecting an amygdala

Origin and Etymology of amygdaloid

Greek amygdaloeidēs, from amygdalē


Medical Dictionary

amygdaloid

adjective amyg·da·loid \ -ˌlȯid \

medical Definition of amygdaloid

1 : almond-shaped
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. SapolskyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences8 Apr. 2008

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