Definition of amygdaloid in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈmiɡdəˌloid/


Shaped like an almond.
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  • The amygdaloid form is rare.


1 (also amygdaloid nucleus) Anatomy another term for amygdala.
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  • However, we do know that breathing can be ‘driven’ by activation of the amygdaloid nucleus within the limbic system - a complex brain area concerned with feeling and emotions.
  • Within the temporal lobe, the amygdaloid nucleus is seen.
  • The amygdaloid nuclei project to ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus via the stria terminalis.
2 Geology Volcanic rock with amygdules.


Mid 18th century: from Latin amygdala 'almond' + -oid.

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Syllabification: a·myg·da·loid

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