Definition of Amygdala

1. Noun. An almond-shaped neural structure in the anterior part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum; intimately connected with the hypothalamus and the hippocampus and the cingulate gyrus; as part of the limbic system it plays an important role in motivation and emotional behavior.


Definition of Amygdala

1. n. An almond.

Definition of Amygdala

1. Noun. (anatomy) The region of the brain, located in the medial temporal lobe, believed to play a key role in the emotions, such as fear and pleasure, in both animals and humans. ¹

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Definition of Amygdala

1. an almond-shaped anatomical part [n -LAE]

Medical Definition of Amygdala

1. Denoting the cerebellar tonsil, as well as the lymphatic tonsils (pharyngeal, palatine, lingual, laryngeal, and tubal). Origin: L. Fr. G. Amygdale, almond; in Mediev. & Mod. L., a tonsil (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amygdala

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amygdala (current term)
amygdala cerebelli
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amygdalic acid
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amygdaliform

Literary usage of Amygdala

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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"Mesially the digastric lobule is separated from the amygdala by the ... It is connected with the amygdala on each side by means of a corrugated ridge of ..."

2. A Guide to therapeutics and materia medica by Robert Farquharson, Frank Woodbury (1882)
"[amygdala Amara. The kernel of the fruit of Amyg- dalus Communis, variety amara, US amygdala Dulcis. The kernel of the fruit of Amyg- dalus Communis, ..."

3. Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions of Old English by Egerton Brydges (1815)
"... disquiet of any person, who wilfully draweth it not upon himself." • J.tf. ART. CXLVI.—amygdala Britannica, Almonds for Parrets. A Dish of Stone-fruit, ..."

4. A Manual of materia medica and pharmacology: Comprising All Organic and by David Marvel Reynolds Culbreth (1906)
"It is very poisonous, has the true bitter-almond oil odor, owing to which substitution has been made with fatal results. amygdala ..."

5. A Compendious History of English Literature, and of the English Language by George Lillie Craik (1861)
"As a specimen we will give a portion of a poem which he published without his name in 1647, under the title of " amygdala Bri- tannica; Almonds for Parrots; ..."

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