Definition of amygdaloid in English:


Syllabification: a·myg·da·loid
Pronunciation: /əˈmigdəˌloid




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  • 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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