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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amygdala  \A*myg"da*la\  ([.a]*m[i^]g"d[.a]*l[.a]),  n.;  pl 
  {-l[ae]}  (-l[=e]).  [L.,  an  almond,  fr  Gr  'amygda`lh.  See 
  {Almond}.] 
  1.  An  almond. 
 
  2.  (Anat.) 
  a  One  of  the  tonsils  of  the  pharynx. 
  b  One  of  the  rounded  prominences  of  the  lower  surface  of 
  the  lateral  hemispheres  of  the  cerebellum,  each  side 
  of  the  vallecula. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amygdala 
  n  :  an  almond-shaped  neural  structure  in  the  anterior  part  of 
  the  temporal  lobe  of  the  cerebrum;  intimately  connected 
  with  the  hypothalamus  and  the  hippocampus  and  the 
  cingulate  gyrus;  as  part  of  the  limbic  system  it  plays  an 
  important  role  in  motivation  and  emotional  behavior  [syn: 
  {amygdaloid  nucleus},  {corpus  amygdaloideum}] 




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