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amygdaloid Syllabification: a·myg·da·loid
Pronunciation: /əˈmiɡdəˌloid/

Definition of amygdaloid in English:


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


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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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