Definition of amygdaloid in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈmɪɡdəlɔɪd/


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


(also amygdaloid nucleus) Anatomy another term for amygdala.
Example sentences
  • 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.
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