Amygdala

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Medical Definition of Amygdala

Amygdala: 1. The amygdaloid nucleus in the brain. 2. The tonsils. These structures were so named because they appeared to be shaped like an almond. From the Greek amydale (almond) + the Greek eidos (like).


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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