amygdaloid

adjective
amyg·​da·​loid | \ ə-ˈmig-də-ˌlȯid How to pronounce amygdaloid (audio) \

Definition of amygdaloid

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

First Known Use of amygdaloid

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for amygdaloid

Greek amygdaloeidēs, from amygdalē

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“Amygdaloid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amygdaloid. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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amygdaloid

adjective
amyg·​da·​loid | \ -ˌlȯid How to pronounce amygdaloid (audio) \

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. Sapolsky, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 8 Apr. 2008

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