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amygdala

 [ah-mig´dah-lah]
1. an almond-shaped structure.

a·myg·da·la

, gen. and pl.

a·myg·da·lae

(ă-mig'dă-lă, -lē),
1. The lymphatic tonsils (pharyngeal, palatine, lingual, laryngeal, and tubal).
2. General term used for the amygdaloid body [TA], which is thought to assess and assign emotional valence to somatic, visceral, and olfactory sensory input.
[L. fr. G. amygdalē, almond; in Mediev. & Mod. L., a tonsil]

amygdala

/amyg·da·la/ (ah-mig´dah-lah)
1. almond.
2. an almond-shaped structure.

amygdala

(ə-mĭg′də-lə)
n. pl. amygda·lae (-lē)
Either of two small, almond-shaped masses of gray matter that are part of the limbic system and are located in the temporal lobes of the cerebral hemispheres. Also called amygdaloid nucleus.

amygdala

[amig′dələ]
Etymology: Gk, amygdale, almond

a·myg·da·la

, gen. and pl. amygdalae (ă-mig'dă-lă, -lē)
Denoting the cerebellar tonsil, as well as the lymphatic tonsils (pharyngeal, palatine, lingual, laryngeal, and tubal).
[L. fr. G. amygdalē, almond; in Mediev. & Mod. L., a tonsil]

amygdala

An almond-shaped brain nucleus at the front of the temporal lobe. The amygdala is concerned with memory registration.

amygdala (·migˑ·d·l),

n a key component of the limbic system in the brain, involved in the experience of anxiety, distress, and fear.

amygdala

1. the corpus amygdaloideum.
2. (rare) a tonsil.
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